Hofstra University is among the best 380 colleges and universities in the nation, and is home to the top college radio station in the United States for the second consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review.
Just published in the Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges, the rankings recognized WRHU-88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University as the nation’s number one college station. WRHU ranked number one last year as well, after being in the top five in 2014.
The rankings are based on surveys of 136,000 students at the 380 colleges that have been listed in the book in one or more of the last three years. Students were asked 80 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body, and themselves.
WRHU, with studios at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, also won the prestigious National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Award as the top non-commercial radio station in the country last September.
The student-run station has won top honors from the New York Press Association, the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI), the Society of Professional Journalists, the Broadcast Education Association, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, and the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. In just the last year, student journalists earned several prizes for broadcast excellence including four Festival of Media Arts awards, two regional Mark of Excellence awards, two national Gracie Awards, a College Radio Golden Microphone Award, and almost a dozen PCLI awards.
WRHU also was the flagship station of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders from 2010 until the team’s move to Brooklyn this year, making it the first and only college radio station to have an exclusive broadcasting agreement with a professional sports team.