Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has been ranked one of the country’s top schools for undergraduate education in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges.” The Westchester school was also listed in the publication’s “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Based primarily on campus surveys completed by college students around the country, LMU ranked 18th nationally for “Most Accessible Professors.” Students also gave LMU’s “quality of life” high marks, with 94 points out of a possible 99, and particularly noted LMU’s great computer facilities and athletic facilities. They described the campus as having happy and friendly students who loved being in Los Angeles.

“We are very gratified that LMU is once again recognized as one of the ‘best colleges’ in the U.S., and particularly proud of the fact that our students evaluate us so highly in faculty accessibility,” said Joseph Hellige, senior vice president and chief academic officer. “Our small class size enables us to know students individually and our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping each student reach their full potential.”

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and author of “The Best 373 Colleges” said, “We commend Loyola Marymount University for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book.

“Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board.”

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