The Princeton Review has selected Suffolk University as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education in North America for the eighth consecutive year, citing its “wide selection of interesting majors” and “small class sizes,” which give the diverse student body a “global perspective in a real-world, urban setting.”

The University joins the exclusive group of institutions profiled by The Princeton Review in the forthcoming edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition.

The Princeton Review also has named the University’s Sawyer Business School one of The Best 300 Business Schools in the nation and cites the Business School as having one of the top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs.

Academic excellence & urban location

In its profile of Suffolk University, The Princeton Review praises the school for its academics and its urban campus and quotes extensively from students surveyed for the book.

Commenting on their Suffolk University campus experiences, students praise professors as being “very friendly” and genuine. The students note that “class participation comes naturally because class size is so small and the professor knows your name.”

Boston as "campus & playground"

Suffolk students see the city of Boston as their “campus and playground” and say that there is an “endless array of things to do,” including shopping, museums, restaurants and culture.

Students characterize themselves as “friendly” and note that they “interact with one another regardless of where they are from.” They say that cultures and beliefs vary greatly, which is “definitely a part of what makes Suffolk so unique.”

The listing includes notes from the Admission Office, which cites the University’s dedicated professors and commitment to career preparation. “Many students work during the school year in paid internships, co-op jobs or work-study positions. Suffolk University has an excellent job placement record. More than 94 percent of recent graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate school at the time of graduation.” Also mentioned is the University’s “international experience” offering “more than 50 study-abroad sites.”

“We are delighted that the Princeton Review has again recognized what Suffolk University students know well – that we are one of the best schools in the country,” said Marguerite Dennis, Suffolk University’s vice president for enrollment and international programs. “Suffolk’s inclusion in The Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges for the eighth time is an indication of the high quality of instruction and personal attention that Suffolk students receive from faculty, staff and administrators.”

“We commend Suffolk University for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s vice president of publishing. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book.

The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges will be released in early August.