Molloy College Named a “Best in the Northeast” College by Princeton Review

Rockville Centre, NY, August 19, 2020 - Molloy College announced today that it has been named to The Princeton Review's "Best in the Northeast" list in its website feature: "2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

Molloy is one of the 224 best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The colleges that made the "Best in the Northeast" list are located in eleven Northeastern states and The District of Columbia. 

"We chose Molloy and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. He noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits. "We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences," Franek added. 

"We are pleased to, once again, be recognized as one of the best colleges in the Northeast," said Dr. James Lentini, Molloy's president. "The Princeton Review is one of the premier ranking organizations in the United States and their recognition of Molloy's strong academic offerings is particularly gratifying."  

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review website. The nationally recognized education services company features a total of 655 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends over five regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International, but the colleges themselves are not ranked. 

Student comments that factored into Molloy's review included: 

  • "Molloy is an institution that is growing in size but has not lost any of its small-school charm." 
  • "A very tight-knit community." 
  • "Personalized service centered around students." 
  • "Extremely caring and truly knowledgeable and passionate professors." 
  • "My professors have real world experience and provide valuable networking capabilities." 
  • "All the students here are extremely friendly" and "there are always opportunities to meet new people at events, clubs, or through mutual friends if you stick around after classes." 

The 224 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Northeast" 2020 list are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont -- and the District of Columbia. The Princeton Review also designated 159 in the Midwest, 127 in the West, 142 in the Southeast and 4 in the International region as "best" in their locales on the company's "2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 656 colleges on The Princeton Review's "regional best" lists for 2021 constitute about 23% of the nation's 3,000 four-year colleges. 

The Princeton Review ( is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in New York, NY, it is not affiliated with Princeton University. 

About Molloy College 

Molloy College, an independent Catholic college based in Rockville Centre, was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in Amityville, NY. The College serves a student population of approximately 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students.  Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies and many more.  

For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at Molloy College at  516-282-5647.