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High Marks from Students Land UMass Lowell in Princeton Review’s ‘The Best Northeastern Colleges’


The University of Massachusetts Lowell was recently named as one of the outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in the new 2007 edition of its book, "The Best Northeastern Colleges." 

The schools in the book were selected based on students surveys, institutional data collected from various sources and visits to the schools.  UML was one of 222 schools named in the 2007 edition. 

The Princeton Review surveyed 58,000 students for this latest edition of the book.  An 80-question survey gave students the opportunity to rate their school on several matters -- from the teaching ability of their professors to their opinion of campus food -- and questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. 

“The University of Massachusetts Lowell is once again very pleased to be included in the Princeton Review’s list of ‘The Best Northeastern Colleges’,” noted Thomas Taylor, dean of Enrollment and Student Success, UMass Lowell.  “The positive review that we received is rooted in the quality of the education that students receive in and out of the classroom and UMass Lowell’s supportive learning environment.”

UML student comments featured in the book include:  “students in all areas enjoy small class sizes that make professors easily accessible, a great administration that is constantly looking to improve the school, [and] many available internship and research opportunities made possible by the openness of good faculty members.”  

The book includes schools in the District of Columbia and eleven states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.  

The 2007 edition of "The Best Northeastern Colleges" is the third edition of the book.  The Princeton Review ( is a New York-based company known for its test preparation, educational support, and college admission services.  It is not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.

UMass Lowell, a comprehensive university with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, five-year combined bachelor’s to master’s programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education.

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