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Aug. 26, 2003


    OSWEGO -- Princeton Review has selected SUNY Oswego for its new college guide "The Best Northeastern Colleges: 135 Great Schools to Consider," published in August. The book is one of five regional guides new this year in the Princeton Review series.

    "On behalf of the entire Princeton Review and our selection committee, please know that it was a great pleasure reviewing your school's credentials; you have much to brag about!" the author, Robert Franek, wrote to President Deborah F. Stanley in August.

    The Princeton series features student opinion. "Each college had to meet two criteria," Franek said. "First, it had to meet our criteria for academic excellence within its region. Second, we had to be able to survey its students anonymously."

    Student comments about Oswego range from "good internship and foreign exchange programs" and "it seems like almost everyone gets along" to "the lake-effect snow is horrible" and "there are kinks in every school and this definitely applies for Oswego."

    SUNY Oswego also appears in "America's Best Colleges," released each year in August by U.S. News and World Report. The guide includes Oswego this year in its third tier of best master's level-universities in the northern region. Oswego's company there includes Brockport, Cortland, Oneonta, Plattsburgh and Purchase among SUNY campuses.

    Dr. Joseph Grant, Oswego's vice president for student affairs and enrollment, said, "The important thing for prospective students and their parents to understand is that every college is different, just like every student is different. These guides are just one tool that they can use to find the best match for them."

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