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Bowdoin Among Nation's Best in Latest Princeton Review Rankings

Story posted August 17, 2004

Bowdoin College is again ranked as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, the New York-based company known for its education, admission and test-prep-services. The College is featured in The Best 357 Colleges - 2005 Edition, published August 17.

In the book's Bowdoin profile, the College is described as well run, with great lab and computer facilities, library, food, and dorms.

Bowdoin improved on its scores from the 2004 edition in the areas of Campus Life, Academics, Selectivity, and Financial Facts. It continues to boast some of the country's premier college food (#2 on the list of "Great Campus Food"), and also appears on the rankings for "Dorms Like Palaces" (#10), "Best Quality of Life" (#14), and "School Runs Like Butter" (the administration gets high marks at #19).

The rankings are based on student ratings of their schools and reports of their experiences there.

The guide's profiles include comments from surveyed students. Bowdoin students say:

Bowdoin is "an incredibly friendly, supportive, and challenging learning environment."

It's a "beautiful place where students work hard at the things they love, not because they are competing with someone but because they want to do well."

Throughout the school professors are "first-class teachers who are here because they want to teach."

Administrators "do a great job of letting us know that the reason they're there is for us.... Every single one, from secretaries to the president of the college, is receptive and very visible on campus."

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