UA Earns High Marks from Princeton Review

The University’s health services, quality of life, entrepreneurship program and athletics are highlighted in an annual survey of undergraduate students

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It’s good to be a Wildcat.

That’s the conclusion The Princeton Review reached in its annual survey of American college students, as it listed the University of Arizona in “The 381 Best Colleges: 2017 Edition.” 

The Princeton Review assigns scores ranging from a low of 60 to a high of 99 in a variety of categories, based on the opinions of more than 143,000 students.

The UA excelled in campus sustainability or “green” initiatives (93), quality of life (92) and fire safety (91).

Among categories that were ranked, the UA placed second in Best Health Services, 17th in Students Pack the Stadiums, 19th in Best Athletic Facilities and 25th in Top Entrepreneurial Programs/Undergraduate.

The UA also received mention in the unranked categories of Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back and Green Colleges.

UA students said that their school focuses on providing its students with “endless opportunities,” and that the University’s “strong commitment to undergraduate research” helps “provide a well-rounded education and numerous opportunities that prepare students for their future ambitions.”

The Princeton Review’s announcement follows the UA’s placement of 73rd by the Center for World University Rankings — the only university in the state to appear in the top 100. The UA’s overall score of 52.46 placed it 46th among U.S. universities on the CWUR list, with high marks for influence, citations, broad impact and alumni employment.