CSU places ninth in Princeton Review ranking of best college newspapers

Samantha Ye

Out of 384 colleges across the country, Colorado State University has the ninth best campus newspaper with The Rocky Mountain Collegian, according to the 2019 ranking by The Princeton Review.

The ranking is part of a larger college evaluation for The Best 384 Colleges book, which evaluates universities based on survey data from 138,000 students at the 384 schools in the book.


Students answer 80 questions structured in a five-point scale–choice headers for example, could say “Excellent” to “Poor” and students choose a point aligning with what they believe.

Rankings for the “Best College Newspaper” are based on students’ answers to the single survey question: “How do you rate your campus newspaper?”

Campus newspapers scoring in the top 20 of 384 colleges indicate a high consensus of positive student opinion:

  1. Columbia University
  2. Syracuse University
  3. Rice University
  4. Cornell University
  5. Hillsdale College
  6. Bowdoin College
  7. Ithaca College
  8. Loyola University New Orleans
  9. Colorado State University
  10. State University of New York at Binghamton
  11. Fordham University
  12. Penn State University Park
  13. Brandeis University
  14. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
  15. University of Wisconsin–Madison
  16. Northwestern University
  17. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  18. University of Virginia
  19. Brown University
  20. McGill University

Collegian reporter Samantha Ye can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @samxye4.