Princeton Review 2013 college rankings: How area schools stack up

Since 1992, Princeton Review has released and published its list of the best 377 colleges, helping students find — out of those 377 — which have the most bang for their buck, the happiest students, the best teachers and more.

The book goes on sale Tuesday, but rankings are online now. Princeton Review surveyed 122,000 students at the schools to create the rankings, with 62 ranking lists in total. To see them all, you must register on the organization’s website.

Here are some of the rankings for schools in Washington, Maryland and Virginia.

George Mason University

#3 Lots of Race/Class Interaction

Virginia Tech

#2 Best Campus Food

#3 Their Students Love These Colleges

#4 Town-Gown Relations are Great

#6 Best Quality of Life

American University

#1 Most Politically Active Students

#6 Most Popular Study Abroad Program

#7 College City Gets High Marks

#10 Best Career Services

The George Washington University

#3 College City Gets High Marks

#3 Most Politically Active Students

#13 Best College Dorms

Georgetown University

#1 College City Gets High Marks

#2 Most Politically Active Students

#10 Most Popular Study Abroad Program

Howard University

#6 Administrators Get Low Marks

#7 This is a Library?

#11 Town-Gown Relations are Strained

#12 Got Milk?

University of Maryland

#3 Financial Aid Not So Great

#4 Best Athletic Facilities

#6 Students Study the Least

#7 Best College Newspaper

#9 Jock Schools

#9 Town-Gown Relations are Strained

#10 Lots of Race/Class Interaction

#10 Most Politically Active Students

University of Virginia

#2 Great Financial Aid

#16 Best College Library

United States Naval Academy

#3 Stone-Cold Sober Schools

#5 Don’t Inhale

#7 Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution

#6 Least Happy Students

#6 Most Accessible Professors

#8 Is That a Dorm?

#9 Most Conservative Students

Margaret Ely is a digital editor for Lifestyle. Previously, she was an intern for the Post’s Metro section.

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