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The Princeton Review includes Willamette in its list of best colleges

Willamette University was named as one of the top universities for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review’s popular guidebook, “The Best 378 Colleges.”

It was ranked 16th in the nation for providing the best health services, and scored exceptionally high for academics with 95 of a possible 99 points.

As students note in the book, Willamette professors are “very willing to help students find internships, jobs and research opportunities.” The environment “encourages growth and development, both inside and outside the classroom,” and students fill their time with “philanthropic events, house parties or outdoor trips.”

Students are excited to “learn, to explore and to be an active participate in the community,” and they are all “academically driven, balanced with social endeavors, and eager to mix in with other students.”

Willamette has a long history of being included in Princeton Review’s annual guide to the best colleges. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book.

The guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges and the colleges’ rating scores for eight categories, including academics, quality of life and admissions. The rankings are based on a survey of 126,000 students attending the colleges.