CSULB 'Best in the West'
From Issue: Volume XX - Number 17
By Rick Gloady
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been designated one of the best colleges in the West by The Princeton Review, the nationally known education services company.
The Long Beach campus is one of 122 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the West” section of its website feature the “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which was posted August 20 on PrincetonReview.com.
In the profile on CSULB on its site, The Princeton Review describes the college as “very large and diverse,” “affordable to virtually anyone,” and “geared toward preparing students to enter the real world,” which are quotes that come directly from students who have or are attending the university.
In all, there were 633 colleges named “regional bests,” which represents about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
“The Princeton Review’s continuing determination that Cal State Long Beach is one of the best universities in the West is a direct result of the efforts and dedication of the campus’ faculty and staff,” said CSULB President F. King Alexander. “This ranking reflects the opinions and experiences of our students and their belief in how their education at CSULB will serve them in their future careers. The fact that students are the basis of The Princeton Review ranking underlies its importance.”
Alexander also proudly noted that The Princeton Review named CSULB one of the nation’s “Best Value” public colleges and universities earlier this year. Only 75 public institutions across the country were selected to this list.
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. It is not affiliated with Princeton University.