RELEASE: PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES PRESCOTT COLLEGE AMONG BEST 368 COLLEGES
26, 2008) Prescott, AZ - Prescott College is one of the nations best institutions
for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based
company selected the college for inclusion in the forthcoming edition of its popular
annual best colleges guidebook, "The Best 368 Colleges: 2009
Edition," available in bookstores in late July 2008.Said
Robert Franek, V.P. of Publishing, The Princeton Review; We chose Prescott
College as one of our best undergraduate colleges for this, our flagship
college guide, based on several criteria we consider when reviewing schools for
the book. First, we must have a high regard for their academic programs and other
offerings. Our selections also take into account institutional data we collect
from the schools and the opinions of students attending them whom we survey.
The Best 368 Colleges: 2009
Edition includes public and private schools, traditional and non-traditional colleges,
historically black colleges and universities, and science and technology-focused
institutions. Says Franek, "We present a wide range of colleges in the book.
Only about 10% of the colleges in the nation are in it, and they vary by region,
size, selectivity and character. Each one is an outstanding institution we highly
recommend to college applicants and their parents. In our opinion, these are the
crème of the crop institutions for undergraduates in America. "
ranking lists are based on The Princeton Reviews surveys of more than 120,000
students at the 368 schools in the book who rate their own schools and report
on their experiences at them. The lists report the top 20 colleges in categories
that range from the teaching ability of the faculty (Profs Get High Marks)
to campus amenities (Best Campus Food) to aspects of the campus culture
(most liberal / most conservative student bodies.)
Princeton Review itself does not rank the colleges in the book hierarchically
- 1 to 368 either for academics (the company believes all 368 schools are
first-rate, academically) or by any other category. Prescott College is the only
college in Arizona that The Princeton Review is adding to the book this year.
Last year, The Princeton Review named Prescott College as one of 123 schools in
15 states it designates as a Best in the West. The Princeton Review
also selected the school as one of 165 it profiled in its book, Americas
Best Value Colleges: 2008 Edition (published in April 2007.)
College offers a resident Bachelors degree program as well as undergraduate, Masters,
and PhD program which students across the country complete while remaining in
their home communities. The College stresses experiential learning and self-direction
within an interdisciplinary curriculum - learning by doing - and strives
provide an education that enables students to live productive lives while achieving
a balance between self-fulfillment and service to others. More info about Prescott
College is at prescott.edu.
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makes gift of valuable domain names to Prescott College
Grant '75 of Rob Grant & Associates in Saranac Lake, recently made a
am especially excited about the potential for domains like www.
.com that would allow Prescott College the opportunity to create a major portal
dedicated to environmental concerns and showcase the many achievements of Prescott's
faculty and alumni." Rob
gift to Prescott College in the form of educational domain names designed to drive
Internet traffic to the Prescott College Web site.
Grant worked closely
with the college exploring and developing a unique online network of educational
Websites through his Internet consulting firm Adirondacks.
Grant said his company worked with Rachel Yoder, director of alumni relations,
and Kevin Beyer, Web administrator, to make the domain transfers possible.
"These education domains represent a wonderful opportunity for Prescott
College to build-out and create a unique network of dedicated 'vertical' sites
that can showcase the College's unique academic programs online and attract potential
applicants to the college admissions process," Grant said.
is especially important in today's highly competitive environment where private
colleges are struggling to attract students and maintain enrollment. Very few,
if any, private colleges have such a powerful network or online admissions platform."
A recent survey conducted by Peterson's Educational Guide found that more
than 35 percent of all U.S. students used the Internet to search for schools and
The domains Grant donated to Prescott College include:
This means that a potential
student anywhere in the world who types one of these URLs will be routed to the
Prescott College Web site.
Grant said that by branding these various
education domains and building sites around them, Prescott College will benefit
from search engine traffic and from intuitive searches.
"A student looking
for www.EnvironmentalScienceDegrees.com will default directly into one of Prescott
College's education sites," Grant said. "This is why major companies
like Peterson's Guide own important domains like www.BoardingSchools.com.
These domains generate highly qualified leads to the company's educational directory.
In turn, schools pay Peterson's significant dollars to advertise on their site
and gain exposure tothese potential applicants." Grant said a domain essentially
has two components of value: a brand value and an intuitive value. "The more
descriptive and memorable a domain is, the higher its brand value is in the eyes
of the consumer," he said.
"This is especially true if a domain
translates well across a variety of media including print, TV, radio, the Internet,
etc. Generally, the more highly targeted a domain is, the more valuable its brand
appeal is. A good example of this is a premier domain like www.CatholicSchools.com."
Intuitive value is created when a computer user types in a specific name or topic
followed by the dot-com extension. "These domains represent the most valuable
assets in the industry and command staggering prices," Grant said. "Recent
sales of significant domains include business.com for $7 million, wine.com for
$3 million, and autos.com for $2.2 million."
The gifted domains to Prescott
College are valued at $60,000. Grant's company has been acquiring domain properties
since 1996. The process, he said, is complicated and depends on a variety of factors.
"I have many fond memories of Prescott and the many wonderful and highly
unusual friends I made during the late 70s," he said. "My hope is to
help the college as much as I can. The Internet is a good first step."
the Prescott College website - Prescott.edu