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  • About Rob Franek


  • Author, The Best 377 Colleges
    Senior Vice President-Publishing, The Princeton Review

    Robert Franek, 39, oversees The Princeton Review's guidebook publishing program -- a line of more than 165 titles from best-selling test-prep guides to college, graduate school, career-related and reference books. As the company's chief expert on higher education issues, he directs The Princeton Review annual surveys of college, business school, and law school students upon which the well-known Princeton Review rankings are based. As lead author of the company's annual "Best Colleges" guide, he visits more than 50 colleges a year and has been a lecturer and panelist on college admissions for audiences of educators, parents and students.

    Robert has been sourced on college, graduate school, and career topics by a wide range of media from Time to The Chronicle of Higher Education and from USA TODAY to the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on ABC "Good Morning America," CBS "The Early Show," (see his Aug. 3, 2010 seg and NBC "Today": see his Feb 22, 2011 seg as well as several CNN and FOX programs, National Public Radio and network radio shows.

    Prior to joining The Princeton Review in 1999, Robert served as a college admissions administrator at Wagner College (Staten Island, NY) for six years. He earned his B.A. at Drew University in Political Science and History. An avid history buff, he conducts historical walking tours of New York City for Sweet City Tours, a company he founded. He lives in Manhattan.

    The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company based in Framingham MA, with offices across the USA and abroad. It is known for its classroom and online test prep courses, career education programs, tutoring programs, website, books, and other resources for high school, college, graduate, and post-grad students.

    Updated: March 2011
    Contact: Jeanne Krier, Publicist for Princeton Review Books, Rankings and Ratings
    212-539-1350, Jeanne@jeannekrier.com


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