But the rankings are also largely informed by student surveys.
St. Bonaventure students told The Princeton Review that talented instructors “make class both fun and informative,” and most “do a good job at engaging the class and promoting discussion” between students.
“The school is very focused on making successful graduates, and not just in the classroom,” therefore, the curriculum “puts a huge emphasis on real-world experience in a student’s field,” one student said.
St. Bonaventure students described their classmates as “hardworking, religious, fun-loving, outgoing, involved in many activities, friendly, and accepting.”
With extracurricular activities at St. Bonaventure catering to a wide range of interests, “It’s easy to make friends and find a good fit,” another student said. “The Campus Activities Board always has something going on.”
The Princeton Review student profile also touts the university’s “amazing alumni network.”
Only about 15 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 126,000 students attending the colleges.
Once again, St. Bonaventure’s campus radio station, WSBU-FM, was ranked in the top 5 college radio stations, coming in at No. 4 this year. The station has been ranked in the top 5 for more than a decade, reaching No. 1 twice.
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., the company is not affiliated with Princeton University.