Wagner College is one of the nation's best institutions at offering its undergrads both outstanding academics and outstanding experiential learning opportunities, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in the second edition of its book, “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review, May 2, 2017).
Out of nearly 1,000 colleges that the Princeton Review considered for this book, the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about 2% of the nation’s approximately 3,000 four-year colleges. The Princeton Review chose the 50 schools based on data from the company's surveys of administrators and students at hundreds of universities between 2015 and 2017. The school selections and narrative profiles drew on feedback from more than 14,000 current students and 232 interviews with current faculty, administrators, and alumni.
Specifically, the Princeton Review editors weighed information about the colleges’ career center services, internship, externship, cooperative learning and collaborative research opportunities, and student engagement in community service and study abroad programs.
“Wagner and the other colleges showcased in this book offer superb academics,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher at the Princeton Review. He is author of the book with the staff of the Princeton Review. “But what makes them stand out are the programs and services they offer outside the classroom, which offer their students real-world experience, collaborative opportunities with faculty and networking opportunities with alumni, allowing them to graduate with outstanding job opportunities or acceptance to post-graduate studies at first-rate institutions.”