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Princeton Review again recognizes CSUEB quality

  • August 2, 2011

California State University, East Bay is one of the best colleges in the West, according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.

In naming Cal State East Bay one of only 121 institutions of higher learning to receive its prestigious 2012 “Best in the West” designation, The Princeton Review said it recognized the university for “excellent academic programs” and took into account the opinions of enrolled students as well as counselors and advisors.

It is the eighth straight year that the university has been recognized by the influential Princeton Review, which provides college preparation research and recommendations to students and their parents throughout the United States.

 “The Princeton Review’s continuing recognition of Cal State East Bay affirms our success in providing access to students of all backgrounds to realize their personal dreams and career paths through an academically rich, multicultural learning experience,” said Leroy Morishita, the university’s interim president. “It’s important to recognize that this rating not only takes into account academic quality, but also the value of the CSUEB student experience.”

“We’re pleased to recommend Cal State East Bay to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher. “Our ‘regional best’ colleges constitute only 25 percent of the nation's four-year colleges – a select group, indeed.”

The Princeton Review’s profile and ratings of CSUEB, as well responses from students who participated in an 80-question opinion survey, are available online at

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