For the 15th consecutive year, Angelo State University has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, an honor that goes to only about 15% of the nation’s more than 2,600 four-year colleges.
The education services company features Angelo State in the 2024 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 389 Colleges,” published by Penguin Random House. The guide is The Princeton Review’s (TPR) flagship publication and includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores that are based on surveys of over 165,000 students nationally.
“Our selection of colleges for this book reflects our high opinion of the schools: we recommend each one as academically outstanding,” said Rob Franek, TPR editor-in-chief. “Our ranking lists reflect the opinions of the schools’ students – their customers – and their reports to us about their campus experiences.”
ASU is one of 14 Texas institutions and one of only six Texas public universities to make the 2024 “Best Colleges” list.
“This is a significant milestone for Angelo State,” said ASU President Ronnie Hawkins Jr. “To be recognized by The Princeton Review for 15 straight years is no easy feat, and it is tangible evidence that we consistently provide our students with the complete college experience they need to not only thrive on campus, but also be successful and significant after graduation. The entire Ram Family, past and present, should be very proud of this continuous recognition.”
“Angelo State University is a significant point of pride for the Texas Tech University System,” said TTU System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. “This recognition speaks volumes about the campus culture and community that President Hawkins, his leadership team, faculty, staff and students have built and developed within the Ram Family. Congratulations to Angelo State for a notable achievement and 15 consecutive years of being regarded among the best institutions in the country.”
The 85-question TPR survey asks students to rate their own schools on numerous topics and report on their campus experiences. Topics range from assessments of academics and professors to campus culture and student life. Among the 389 colleges on this year’s list, ASU’s top rankings include:
- No. 7 – Happiest Students
- No. 8 – Lots of Race/Class Interaction
- No. 10 – Their Students Love These Colleges
- No. 13 – Most Active Student Government
- No. 14 – Best Student Support and Counseling Services
- No. 17 – Best Quality of Life
In a “Survey Says” sidebar included in Angelo State’s profile in the print edition of “The Best 389 Colleges,” ASU students were in most agreement about several of their survey answers, including:
- Students are happy
- Lots of conservative students
- Diverse student types interact on campus
- Students get along with local community
- Intramural sports are popular
- Active student government
Additionally, on a scale of 60-99, ASU received a Financial Aid Rating of 81, an Admissions Rating of 84, a Green Rating of 88, a Fire Safety Rating of 89, and a Quality of Life Rating of 95.
Besides making the list of “The Best 389 Colleges,” ASU is also among the institutions in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma listed in TPR’s “2024 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature. ASU is listed in the “Best Southwest” regional section at princetonreview.com/college-rankings?rankings=best-southwest.