Brooklyn College was again ranked one of the country’s premier institutions of higher learning in The Princeton Review’s “Best 381 Colleges: 2024 Edition.”

Included with the review, Brooklyn College also made its lists of:

  • Best Value Colleges

  • Best Northeastern Region Colleges

  • Green Colleges

  • Best Value Public Colleges (No. 42)

  • Best Public Schools for Financial Aid (No. 14)

The latest edition, which was released on August 15, also featured student reviews. Some selected highlights about Brooklyn College included:

“Autonomy is woven throughout the curricula and activities; one class required students ‘to input topics we would like to see on the syllabus, creating a more engaged environment,’ and ‘there are so many different options of choosing your own schedule. … Classes are varied and may include fieldwork or interactive labs, which creates ‘an active learning environment and further learning about what is taught in lectures.’ … Students here ‘come from all different countries, cultures, and religions,’ and ‘everyone has a place to fit in …’ This diversity helps create an environment where students are constantly ‘learning something new from everyone’s own perspectives and shared experiences’ and are ‘welcoming, kind, and always willing to get together to study.’ ”

This recognition adds to other recent accolades Brooklyn College has earned, including being named the “Most Ethnically Diverse Campus” for the 5th straight year by U.S. News & World Report, being highlighted by Forbes magazine for helping underrepresented students, and being ranked among the Top 50 colleges in the nation for aiding students’ social mobility by Education Reform Now

The Princeton Review focuses exclusively on academics with rankings derived solely from institutional data and college administrator “peer” reviews. The rankings, tallied in multiple categories, are determined by student reports of their experiences at the colleges in its annual “Best Colleges” guidebook.

For the 50 ranking lists reported on August 15, The Princeton Review data operations team tallied 165,000 surveys of students. The surveys were conducted in 2022–23 and/or the previous two academic years. The 85-question survey asked students to rate their professors, administrators, financial aid, campus amenities, school services, and other aspects of life at their colleges on a five-point scale and to report on their experiences at them. Information on the survey and the methodology for the ranking lists is here on

“We created our rankings to provide a resource for college applicants that helps them answer what may well be the toughest question in their college search—‘What’s the best school for me?’” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and lead author of The Best 389 Colleges. “Our selection of colleges for this book reflects our high opinion of the schools: we recommend each one as academically outstanding. Our ranking lists reflect the opinions of the school’s students—their customers—and their reports to us about their campus experiences.”

You can read more about how Brooklyn College is a nationally recognized institution of higher learning here.