Stevens’ Office of Career Development Ranked #14 in the Nation by The Princeton Review

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Office of Career Development at Stevens Institute of Technology has been ranked 14 th in the nation by The Princeton Review in the 2011 edition of “The Best 373 Colleges.”

Hot on the heels of ranking in the top 5% of schools in the nation for return on investment (ROI) for students in a survey conducted for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Princeton Review ranking is further testament to the value of a Stevens degree. Lynn Insley, director of the Office of Career Development, explains: “We engage our students early, complementing academic studies with hands-on learning in the workplace and participation in professional development activities.  Companies are eager to hire our graduates because they bring with them professional work experience that demonstrates their talent, dedication, and drive.”

This experiential learning experience is encouraged throughout the entire undergraduate experience, and Stevens’ location makes these opportunities extremely accessible. Located across the river from New York City, students have access to a wide range of meaningful internship and cooperative education opportunities that help build their resumes and set them apart to future employers. For this, and many other reasons, Stevens’ hometown – Hoboken, NJ – has also been ranked by The Princeton Review as the 12 th Best College Town in the nation.

Each year The Princeton Review identifies the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, with a primary focus on outstanding academics.  The universities selected for inclusion in “The Best 373 Colleges” guide represent approximately 15% of the U.S.’s four-year colleges.  Within the book can be found a compilation of “Top 20” lists in categories of interest to prospective college students, and the rankings are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of current students attending these noteworthy institutions.

“At Stevens, we continue to focus on experiential learning to prepare our students for their post-graduation plans, and our Office of Career Development is integral in helping them navigate the entire process,” states Maureen P. Weatherall, vice president for University Enrollment and Administration. “Our recent rankings are further confirmation of what our current students and alumni know first-hand: a Stevens education is invaluable.”

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.