Best 373 Colleges for 2011

The Princeton Review has released its annual college guidebook: The Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition. Following are some of the best performers:

Mills College - It has been named one of the 373 Best Colleges in the nation. Mills is also recognized as one of the best colleges in the West, becoming one of the top 120 regional colleges The Princeton Review recommends to students pursuing an undergraduate degree. In addition it is distinguished as one of the greenest colleges in the nation based on the school's performance as an environmentally aware and responsible institution, scoring a 97 out of a possible 99 for environmental policies and practices. This is the sixth consecutive year that Mills has been included in this national guidebook, a recognition given to only the top 15 % of four-year U.S. colleges. It is one of only two schools in the Bay Area to be named a "Best in the West" college.

Cornell College - It is selected as one of the best undergraduate institutions in the nation in the 2011 edition of 373 Best Colleges, and its theatre program was ranked 15th in the nation, moving up a place from 16th last year. The guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.

Angelo State University - It is considered among the nation’s elite colleges and universities, becoming one of only three state-supported and 11 Texas universities overall to make the annual honor roll. ASU joined Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin as the only state institutions from Texas to make the list. Texas private universities on the list were Austin College, Baylor University, Rice University, SMU, Southwestern University, TCU, Trinity University and University of Dallas.

Saint Anselm College - It is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and ranks among the top 20 for its quality of food. The college also was cited for providing opportunities for community and political engagement on its "absolutely gorgeous" campus. In addition students lauded the college for serving "spectacular" food, which earned Saint Anselm 16th place among the top 20 colleges for that category.

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Best Southeastern College 2011

Best Northeastern Colleges 2011

Best Midwestern Colleges 2011

"Best in the West" College for 2011

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011