The Princeton Review has selected Suffolk University as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education in North America for the seventh consecutive year, citing its “wide selection of interesting majors” in a “happy” urban environment.

The University joins the exclusive group of institutions profiled in the Princeton Review’s 2011 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 373 Colleges.

In its profile of Suffolk University, The Princeton Review praises the school for its wide selection of interesting majors and small class sizes and quotes extensively from students surveyed for the book.

Caring professors in small classes

Commenting on their Suffolk University campus experiences, students praise professors as being “very friendly” and genuine, and say that they “speak to you like an adult with respect.”

The students note that the best professors “will be there for you through anything” and that “class participation comes naturally because class size is so small and the professor knows your name.”

Location, location, location

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. “The students become part of the city.”

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 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.”

“We are delighted that Suffolk University was recognized for a seventh time as 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 373 Colleges 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, 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