The 2018 edition of the Princeton Review has been released and St. Thomas University School of Law has maintained its Top 10 national ranking in two categories – #4 for having the “Best Environment for Minority Students” and #7 for “Most Diverse Faculty.”
The “Best Environment for Minority Students” ranking is based on the percentage of the student body that is from underrepresented minority groups and students’ assessment of whether they receive equal treatment by fellow students and faculty, regardless of ethnicity.
The “Most Diverse Faculty” ranking is based on the percentage of the law school’s faculty that is from a minority group and the student assessment of whether the faculty is made up of a broadly diverse group of individuals.
Based in Miami, Florida, St. Thomas Law has continually attracted a diverse student population and is a highly-regarded, student-centered law school where diversity is cherished, a commitment to human rights and international law flourishes, and the Catholic heritage of social justice enhances the education of all faiths.
In order for a law school to be ranked, it must meet the Princeton Review’s criteria for academic excellence and be approved by the American Bar Association. In developing the ranking, Princeton Review surveyed almost 18,000 students at 165 law schools and collected data from school administrators. The 80-question survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body, campus life, and their career plans. They also used data on admissions, academics, financial aid, and employment information The student surveys that were used for this edition were collected during the 2017-18, 2016-17, and 2015-16 academic years.
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its college rankings and line of 150 books published by Random House. It is not affiliated with Princeton University.