Emory ranked #1 for quality of life by Princeton Review

Aug. 7, 2018

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Emory University has been ranked #1 for quality of life, according to the Princeton Review’s 27th annual college rankings, “The 384 Best Colleges” guide, based on its nationwide survey of 138,000 college students’ ratings of their schools.

In the 2019 guide, released today, Emory also ranked highly on college dorms (#9), student satisfaction (#10), city/location (#11), town-gown relations (#12), beautiful campus (#15), classroom experience (#19), science lab facilities (#20) and health services (#20).

Princeton Review reports that its Quality of Life rankings are “a measure of how happy students are with their lives outside the classroom.” Included are students’ assessments of their overall happiness; the beauty, safety and location of the campus; the comfort of dorms; the quality of the food; the ease of getting around campus and dealing with administrators; the friendliness of fellow students; the interaction of different student types; and the quality of the school’s relationship with the local community.

In January, Princeton Review released its “Colleges that Pay You Back” guide, which ranked Emory #33 for overall return on investment (ROI). Included in ROI are academic rating, financial aid rating/college costs and career prospects for graduates. Emory also was ranked by Princeton Review in January for students’ ability to make an impact (#12), top 50 green colleges (#17) and alumni network (#23).