The Publication Includes the University on its Annual List and its 2023 Guidebook for a 17th Consecutive Year
August 17, 2022

For a 17th consecutive year, Stanislaus State has made The Princeton Review’s list of “Best 388 Colleges.” The University earned a spot on the heralded list announced Wednesday, Aug. 17.  

The Review also recognized Stan State as one of the top 126 universities in the West along with eight other California State University campuses. 

The colleges and universities listed in the guidebook are selected based on feedback from 160,000 students. Students review a variety of areas including academics, administration, campus life and financial aid. 

“Our mission has been to give students a more useful resource to find the best college for them,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and lead author of “The Best 388 Colleges” guidebook. “Our ranking lists are entirely based on what the schools’ own students have told us about their experiences at them.” 

The Princeton Review's 85-question survey asks students to rate their professors, administrators, school services and other aspects of life at their colleges and to report on their campus and community experiences. Surveys of 160,000 students (about 400 per college on average) were tallied for the rankings lists for 2023.  

According to The Princeton Review, students praised Stan State for providing a quality, affordable education focused on helping scholars prepare for their careers. 

The Princeton Review recognition is the University’s most recent commendation for its academic programs and student success outcomes.  

Earlier this year Nursing Schools Almanac ranked Stan State’s School of Nursing No. 26 on its 100 Best Nursing Schools in California list and No. 51 on its 100 Best Nursing Schools in the West.   

Last May, MONEY Magazine ranked the University No. 10 on its regional “Best Colleges in the West” list and No. 19 in the nation “Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” list.