Goucher Among Best Colleges For 2023: Princeton Review


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TOWSON, MD — Seven colleges in Maryland are among the nation’s 388 best, according to The Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition.” One of them is in Towson.

The 388 colleges on The Princeton Review's Best Colleges list aren’t ranked as a whole.

However, the organization used 50 categories to help guide those making college choices to institutions that best fit their academic and personal needs, listing the top 25 colleges in each.

Goucher College in Towson was included in some of the specific categories. It ranked 23rd for Most Liberal Students and 18th for Reefer Madness.

Here are all the Maryland colleges that made the 2023 list:

The list is based on 160,000 student surveys that asked students to rate their professors, administrators, school services, and other aspects of life at their colleges and to report on their campus and community experiences. Read more about the methodology.

This year, The Princeton Review expanded the number of colleges ranked for excellence in the categories to 25 from 20, and also dropped the “schools by type” ranking titled Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians, and its inverse list, Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Princeton Review also dropped its Party Schools and Stone-Cold Sober Schools this year.

For the first time, the list included “green matters,” which names the colleges students give high marks for their commitment to the environment and conservation on their campuses.

- By Patch editor Deb Belt

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