Princeton Review Editor-in-Chief to Speak at W&J Admission Event

Created: February 13, 2017  |  Last Updated: July 14, 2020  |  Category:   |  Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 13, 2017) – Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review, will be the keynote speaker at the Presidents Day Open House, an upcoming admission event at Washington & Jefferson College.

W&J’s Presidents Day Open House is Monday, Feb. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. in Allen Ballroom of Rossin Campus Center. Franek’s lecture, “Finding Best Fit Colleges: How to Choose – and Get In to – the College Best for You,” will be held at 9:10 a.m. Additionally, prospective students and their families are invited to tour campus, hear from W&J President Dr. Tori Haring-Smith, and participate in breakout sessions that introduce them to current W&J students, faculty, and staff. Registration information is available at

During his 23-year career, Franek has served as a college admissions administrator, test prep teacher, author, and lecturer. He is The Princeton Review’s chief expert on education and college issues, and is the lead author of the company’s annual books, The Best 381 Colleges (August 2016) and Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck (February 2017). He is also the author of Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom (September 2015) and co-author of If the U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted (March 2014).

Franek has been consulted on education topics by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other media outlets. He has appeared more than a dozen times on NBC “TODAY,” as well as on ABC “Good Morning America,” CBS “This Morning,” and on several FOX, CNN, and NPR programs.

Prior to joining The Princeton Review in 1999, Rob served as a college admissions administrator at Wagner College (New York City) for six years. He earned his B.A. at Drew University in Political Science and History and is a member of the university’s Board of Trustees. He also conducts historical walking tours of New York City for Sweet City Tours, a company he founded.


About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY, and is an operating business of Match Group. For more information, visit Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.


About Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pa., is a selective liberal arts college founded in 1781. Committed to providing each of its students with the highest-quality undergraduate education available, W&J offers a traditional arts and sciences curriculum emphasizing interdisciplinary study and independent study work. For more information about W&J, visit, or call 888-W-AND-JAY.