The Princeton Review Recognizes Sarah Lawrence College for Best Faculty

Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce that it has been named by The Princeton Review as first among colleges listed in The 382 Best Colleges for “Professors Get High Marks.” The top ranking in this category recognizes the high regard the College’s students hold for their professors.

With one of the lowest student to teacher ratios (9:1) in the country, Sarah Lawrence's academic model is centered on close work with faculty. The College's hallmark system of teaching pairs small seminar classes with rigorous undergraduate research conducted directly with faculty in the tradition of England's Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Last year Sarah Lawrence was recognized by The Princeton Review as #1 for “Best Classroom Experience.”

“Our selections [of colleges for the guide] are primarily based on our surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges,” says The Princeton Review Editor in Chief and author of The Best 382 Colleges, Robert Franek. “Most importantly, we look at valuable feedback we get from each school’s customers—our surveys of students attending them.”

The Best 382 Colleges (Penguin Random House/Princeton Review) will be available tomorrow at bookstores and online.

About The Best 382 Colleges

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges from 1 to 382 in any category. Instead it uses students' ratings of their schools to compile 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in the book in various categories. The lists in this edition are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 137,000 students (358 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from their assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school's career services. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list at

About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, the historic campus is home to an intellectually curious and diverse community.