January 3, 2000
Collegeville, Minn. - The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are ranked as top institutions in the country by The Princeton Review in three different categories: #11 in "great food"; #16 in "great libraries"; and #18 in "everyone plays intramural sports."
Fifty-nine thousand students at the nation's top colleges rated their own schools in areas from academics to campus life for The Princeton Review's annual guidebook, The Best 331 Colleges. The rankings, which list the top 20 colleges in over 60 categories, are based on a survey conducted by The Princeton Review, a New York City-based educational services company not affiliated with Princeton University.
The Best 331 Colleges is the only college guidebook combining in-depth profiles of the top schools in the country (less than 10 percent of the nation's colleges are in it), and college rankings based on campus feedback. The survey is done exclusively for this book, which has been annually published since 1992. Other categories listed in the book reveal the colleges that students rate for quality of teaching, administration, financial aid, and social life.
Saint John's University for men and the College of Saint Benedict for women are partners in liberal arts education, providing students the opportunity to benefit from the distinctions of not one, but two nationally recognized Catholic, undergraduate colleges. Together the colleges challenge students to live balanced lives of learning, work, leadership and service in a changing world.