Vanguard University (AG), Costa Mesa, California, has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.
It is one of 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature, "2012 Best
Colleges: Region by Region," that posted earlier this year on PrincetonReview.com.
Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president / publisher, "We're pleased to recommend Vanguard University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."
This is the fourth consecutive year that Vanguard has received this recognition from The Princeton Review.
The 121 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the West" list are located in 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The Princeton Review also designated 220 colleges in the Northeast, 153 in the Midwest, and 135 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company's "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.
Collectively, the 629 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.