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University Adds to Growing List of Accolades

CSU Stanislaus has again been recognized among the top colleges and universities in the nation, earning a place in the Princeton Review's "The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition."

The university has also garnered additional national recognition of late, with rankings and designations that speak to the university's overall quality, affordability and value, and friendliness to the military and veterans. CSU Stanislaus has now been included in the Princeton Review's annual guide for eight consecutive years. Colleges and universities in the guide are selected based on categories ranging from academics and admissions selectivity to financial aid and fire safety. Each university profile in the book also includes comments gathered from a Princeton Review survey of 126,000 students from the 378 schools in the book.

The CSU Stanislaus profile in this year's guide includes student comments praising the university for offering an affordable education, excellent faculty, small class sizes, attentive staff, beautiful scenery and a large selection of student clubs and organizations.

"I am very proud to once again see CSU Stanislaus praised for its high-quality academics, as well as its commitment to student success and student life," President Joseph F. Sheley said. "Our graduates are an invaluable resource to our region, and we will continue to do everything we can to give them the well-rounded experience they need and deserve while they are here."

In addition to the Princeton Review recognition, CSU Stanislaus was ranked for the 18th consecutive year as one of the best colleges in the west by U.S. News & World Report. The university placed No. 57 overall and No. 17 among public universities in the publication's Regional University West Rankings.

While receiving high marks for quality, CSU Stanislaus was also praised for its affordability and value to students. The website Affordable Colleges Online listed CSU Stanislaus No. 64 on its "Obama Scorecard Colleges" list, which attempts to rank the top 100 schools most likely to achieve the upcoming presidential designation. The Obama administration has announced a plan to release a scorecard ranking colleges and universities based on their value to students.

And the university was named for the third consecutive year as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The designation is given to the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation that embrace military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.