Stockton was selected as one of 225 colleges for the list of “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” in the Northeast region, which is made up of 11 states and the District of Columbia. A total of 649 schools were named 2016 Best Colleges in all four regions of the country and constitute 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. Stockton is one of 353 colleges named to the “Green Colleges” list.
The Princeton Review editors make their selections based on data the company collects from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisers whose opinions the company solicits.
The Princeton Review’s 80-question survey asks students to rate their colleges on several issues –from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.
Stockton students surveyed revealed that the University is a “small, safe, close-knit” public school with “tons of activities available,” and that the professors “are very informative and help you so much in choosing classes to help you graduate on time.”
Stockton has also been ranked in the top tier of Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, considered one of the top independent college and university rankings in the nation.