The Hillsdale Collegian ranks fifth nationally in the 2020 Princeton Review ranking of Best College Newspaper.
Despite dropping from its third place ranking from last year, the Collegian still earned an impressive honor, ranking in the top 20 college newspapers in the country.
Hillsdale was outranked by Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Rice University, and Columbia University respectively.
Former Collegian Editor-in-Chief Nolan Ryan had nothing but praise for the recent ranking.
“It is incredible for a student newspaper at a small, liberal arts college to be in the top five in the country,” Ryan said. “The editorial staff and writers worked hard to produce good content for our readers, both on and off campus.”
While the Collegian is not mentioned in many other national rankings, the Princeton Review is known for being one of the most prestigious and credible rankings.
Nicole Ault ‘19 served as the Collegian editor-in-chief from 2018 – 2019. She is now an assistant editorial page editor at the Wall Street Journal.
“It’s wonderful to see the Collegian maintain its high Princeton ranking,” Ault said. “This is a sign of the hard work of the editors and writers and their ability to provide reporting that adds value to campus.”
Hillsdale earned high marks in other categories as well, placing third for Most Engaged in Community Service and fifteenth for Best-Run Colleges.
“I am proud of last year’s staff because, after all, it is the camaraderie between editors and reporters that really drives the paper’s success,” Ryan added. “I am confident that the Collegian will continue to be ranked among the best college newspapers.”