CSULB was ranked among the “Best in the West” by The Princeton Review in its Web site feature “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”
CSULB is one of 123 institutions receiving The Princeton Review’s “Best in the West” designation. The West includes 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Earlier this year, CSULB was ranked among the top 50 best value public colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review, which teamed with USA Today to present a list of the 100 “Best Value Colleges for 2009.” The Princeton Review selected the 100 institutions —50 public and 50 private —as its “best value” choices based on surveys of administrators and students throughout the nation.
“The Princeton Review ranking is significant because it is based on the opinions of those we serve —the students at Cal State Long Beach,” said CSULB President F. King Alexander. “Students’ opinions are important to consider because if we’re not doing a good job of serving them, they are going to go somewhere else. Our students, however, feel very positive about The Beach, and that is a direct result of the outstanding efforts by the faculty and staff on this campus.”
“We chose Cal State Long Beach and the other terrific schools we recommend as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president for publishing. “We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey.”