– The Princeton Review this week named Florida Institute of Technology a Best Southeastern College for 2006. The designation was based strictly on
interviews with students from more than 600 colleges around the United States.
“We’re particularly pleased with The Princeton Review’s designation because it is based on the opinions of the undergraduate students we serve,” said
Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese. “Our students know they are in an excellent learning environment with access to our faculty and funded research
rarely found in an undergraduate experience.”
In its analysis of Florida Tech, now available online at www.princetonreview.com, the authors write that “students here love the spectacular aviation
program, the biology program (‘lots of opportunity to be involved in undergraduate research outside of the lab’) and ocean engineering.
In fact, (the students) describe academics as uniformly strong across departments.”
The article divides student commentary into three sections: student body, academics, and campus life. In the article, students note the personal touch they
receive at Florida Tech.
“Professors are surprisingly accessible,” writes one aerospace engineering/applied math double major, “I didn’t think I would get as much interaction with
professors as I have had. We are able to talk on a personal basis at our convenience for academic and career questions.”
This is the second consecutive year The Princeton Review has listed Florida Tech as one of the best universities in the southeast.