WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bentley University is named one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education in the just-published 2017 edition of The Princeton Review annual college guide, "The Best 381 Colleges," (Random House/Princeton Review), including ranking #1 for Best Career Services.
Bentley is also named among the guide's Best Northeastern Colleges.
Student surveys determine the rankings in several categories. Bentley received the following accolades:
- #1 for Best Career Services
- #8 Most Active Student Government
- #12 Top Internship Opportunities
- Named among Colleges That Pay You Back
- Named to the Fire Safety Honor Roll
- Named to the Green Colleges list
Bentley's HIRE education career action plan, a customized 4-year approach to developing job search skills, is designed to lead students toward a fulfilling career path. Bentley's consistently high placement rate – 98 percent for the Class of 2015 – is proof of its success.
Career exploration begins freshman year with a Career Development Seminar that's taught in close collaboration with corporate partners and lays the foundation for a lifetime of career management. During the class, students begin to discover their professional path with a personal and career assessment that includes Gallup's Clifton Strengths. They also begin to hone vital career skills during interactive lab sessions where they come face-to-face with corporate recruiters for mock interviews and elevator pitches.
As part of the career discovery process, 93 percent of Bentley students take at least one internship and 71 percent complete more than one during their tenure at Bentley.
Princeton Review selects colleges and universities for its guidebook primarily based on their opinion of the schools' academics. They monitor colleges continuously and annually collect data on more than 2,000 schools.
The category rankings are based on surveys of 143,000 students at the 381 colleges highlighted in the guidebook. The survey (conducted every 3 years) asks students 80 questions about their school's academics, administration, student body, and themselves. The ranking methodology uses a five-point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons.
The ranking categories, lists and methodology are all posted on the Princeton Review website.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader - one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.
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