Princeton Review Gives Pitzer Students High Marks for Community Service

The Princeton Review 2016 Best CollegesClaremont, Calif. (August 5, 2015)–The Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges 2016 Edition ranked Pitzer College #8 for Students Most Engaged in Community Service. The new Princeton Review rankings, released this week, also named Pitzer one of nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education and one of the greenest colleges in the country.

Other rankings include #15 LGBTQ-Friendly and #19 Best Financial Aid. Pitzer was listed as a Best Western College in Princeton Review’s feature that highlights “academically outstanding” colleges in four regions of the country.

Pitzer’s commitment to social justice received national recognition earlier this year when the College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the seventh time.

On average, Pitzer students, faculty and staff commit more than 100,000 hours to community engagement projects annually. Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center integrates service work in the community with academic work in the classroom. Each semester, Pitzer offers approximately 20 courses that incorporate service learning—an approach that connects students and faculty with local groups for on-site research and educational opportunities. All Pitzer students engage in academic service learning or community service before graduation.

For its Best 380 Colleges 2016 Edition, The Princeton Review surveyed 136,000 students from across the country about their college experience. Based entirely on student feedback, the education services company compiled 62 ranking lists that cover nine general areas: Academics/Administration, Quality of Life, Politics, Campus Life, Town Life, Social Life, Extracurriculars, Social Scene and Schools by Type.

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