Stevens Institute of Technology was selected by The Princeton Review for inclusion in a newly-released publication that salutes the colleges best at helping students get into their dream careers.
The 50 colleges named in the "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom," were identified for more than their outstanding academics. According to the Princeton Review, the programs and services they offer outside the classroom are, for many students, as transformative and enabling as the knowledge the students gain inside their seminars, science labs or lecture halls.
As a group, these "Colleges That Create Futures" share distinctive attributes:
- Excellent career centers
- An array of internship opportunities, cooperative education, service learning and experiential learning programs
- Undergraduates involved in collaborative research with faculty
- Strong cultures of civic engagement and support for student participation in community service and study abroad programs
- High numbers of students who graduate with outstanding job offers and/or are accepted to post-graduate studies at first-rate institutions.
"Simply put, these colleges are stellar at putting the 'hire' in 'higher education,'" said Robert Franek, the book's author who is also Senior VP-Publisher at The Princeton Review. "We chose and commend them for the extraordinary opportunities they are giving their students for practical, hands-on learning that complements their academic experiences. These will not only enhance their resumes but also fast-track them for successful careers."
The Princeton Review chose the 50 schools – which are profiled in the book in alphabetical order, not ranked – based on data from the company's surveys of administrators and students at hundreds of universities between 2013 and 2015. The school selections and narrative profiles drew on feedback from 18,000 current students and 200 interviews with current faculty, administrators, and alumni.
The Princeton Review developed this book in part due to a prevailing view among respondents to its "College Hopes & Worries Survey" over the past four years concerning the college-career connection. Among more than 50,900 college applicants and their parents whom the company asked, “What do you consider the biggest benefit of earning a college degree?," the answer choice most selected was "a potentially better job and higher income." The second most chosen answer was "the exposure to new ideas." Third was "the education overall."
"As the Princeton Review's new compilation of 'schools that create futures' illustrates, a Stevens degree is a passport to a successful and stimulating career," said Stevens President Nariman Farvardin. "The combination of a rigorous curriculum, a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, and tremendous opportunities for experiential learning aligned with industry needs has proven to be a winning formula for Stevens graduates over the years."
Stevens’ inclusion in the “Colleges That Create Futures” is the most recent in a string of accolades given to the university by The Princeton Review, including: The Best 380 Colleges, Best Career Placement (#3), Best Career Services (#15), College City Gets High Marks (#15), and Colleges That Pay You Back.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for 145 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,800 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 380 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense, maritime security, STEM education and coastal sustainability. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.