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Robert Franek
Rob Franek, Senior Vice President-Publisher at The Princeton Review, is the company's chief expert on education and college issues. Over his 22-year career, he has served as a college admissions administrator, test prep teacher, author, and lecturer. Follow Rob and The Princeton Review on Twitter to share your admissions stories, or find out if he’s speaking in a town near you: @RobFranek & @ThePrincetonRev.

Entries by Robert Franek

What Makes a 'Best Value' College?

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 5:25 PM

In the field of college rankings, there is currently a whole slew of lists that claim to cover "best value" schools. Each one is a little different. So what qualifies as value when it comes to the skyrocketing cost of college and exactly what it buys students?

This is...

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What Should LGBTQ Applicants Look for in a College?

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 8:01 AM

Coming up with a list of colleges and universities for application involves a lot of consideration for every student. Students who identify as LGBTQ have extra best-fit criteria to consider when it comes to finding their ideal schools....

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Look for the College Experiences that Will Get You Hired

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 3:20 PM


Back-to-school season is one of my favorite times of the year. September is when I take my show on the road, traveling the country to talk to high school students, parents, and college counselors about what they need to know about researching...

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What You Need to Know About the Princeton Review's College Rankings

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 4:29 PM


The 24th edition of The Princeton Review's Best 380 Colleges is out, including our 62 top-20 ranking lists. These lists are based on survey responses from true experts in on-campus life--the students at these colleges. Every one of these academically outstanding...

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16 & Pregnant: The College Edition

(5) Comments | Posted December 22, 2010 | 9:47 AM

Don't watch 16 & Pregnant? I know I didn't. It just wasn't my thing, my demographic ... I'm not even expecting! That said, if you're anything like me (teaching, parenting or working with college-bound students) my plea herein is for a reconsideration of this show.

Full disclosure: I was...

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College Rankings Fatigue or Just Bad College Rankings Fatigue?

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 6:12 PM

Simply put, as head of content for the Princeton Review and author of our book The Best 373 Colleges, I'm a self-diagnosed rankings snob. Why? The reason is singular: I despise a hierarchical ranking list. Lists of one to 413 colleges, or others from one to 713 colleges or still...

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