According to a survey of the Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition, published by The Princeton Review, the best professors are at Sarah Lawrence College. Ranked #1 for “Professors Get High Marks,” Sarah Lawrence also scored in the top 20 of 12 of the 62 ranking categories compiled by the popular college guide, including “Best Classroom Experience," "Best College Theatre," and "Class Discussions Encouraged."
Discussing the rankings on NBC’s TODAY show on the day of publication, August 21, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher, Robert Franek, referred to the “energetic and brilliant faculty,” with whom students study one-on-one at Sarah Lawrence.
"Of course, we ourselves have always known we have the best faculty and best teaching in the country, but it is a welcome event to have this college guide make it public," said President Karen Lawrence in a message to the College’s constituencies.
Student surveys provide the information from which The Princeton Review derives both the rankings and the individual college profiles. “Sarah Lawrence College is a breath of fresh air for intellectually curious students who would chafe within the confines of a more traditional academic setting,” begins the Sarah Lawrence profile. “The College prides itself on offering ‘a personal education’ that’s ‘tailored to [each] student’s interests and needs,’” the guide reports.