Brooklyn College Ranks #1 in the Princeton Review
for Most Beautiful Campus
and in Top Ten for Best Academic Value, Diversity, and Location
The neo-Georgian Brooklyn College campus was ranked
as more beautiful than any other college campus in the nation.
August 20, 2002 The 2003 edition of The Best 345 Colleges,
published by the Princeton Review today, hails Brooklyn College as one
of the premier public liberal arts colleges in the country.
Brooklyn College was ranked number one in the
country for the beauty of its campus, outshining such schools as Vassar
College, Bryn Mawr College, and Stanford University. It ranked in the
top five colleges nationwide for best academic value and for having an
environment where students from different backgrounds interact. Brooklyn
College was also ranked number nine in the nation for being situated in
a great college town.
The world now knows what we knew all along,
and we're delighted, said Christoph M. Kimmich, president of Brooklyn
College. And we're proud to be recognized for our high academic
quality. The faculty makes all the difference. We have Pulitzer Prize-winners,
world-famous researchers, internationally-known artists and composerstheyre
here on this campus, sharing their knowledge with the students.
Students surveyed noted that the college
provides a great deal of academic choice, including the popular film studies
program, computer and information sciences, and the natural sciences.
They also commended Brooklyn Colleges outstanding faculty.
The 2003 edition also reported that student life
on the Midwood campus offers a wide range of academic and special-interest
clubs. Brooklyn College is also a venue for the arts, including jazz concerts,
dance performances, and plays. Students involved in such activities and
events told the Princeton Review that Life at Brooklyn College is
a wonderful experience, so long as one takes advantage of all the college
has to offer.
Considered a leading publication for students
who are applying to colleges, The Best 345 Colleges includes a
two-page overview of each school that examines the institutions
culture, academics, social life, student body composition, and admissions
procedures. Sidebars on each page supply further information in a tabular
form, rating campus life, academics, and difficulty of admission, and
providing a freshman profile and financial facts. The guide also includes
frank student opinions on the colleges profiled, based on campus surveys
of some 65,000 students.