Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief at The Princeton Review, is the company’s chief expert on education and college issues. Over his 23-year career, he has served as a college admissions administrator, test prep teacher, author, and lecturer.
He is the lead author of The Princeton Review’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 2016). 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).
As college expert at The Princeton Review, Robert visits more than 50 colleges a year and as publisher, he oversees the company’s line of 150 titles from best-selling test-prep guides to college- and graduate school-related books. He directs the annual surveys of college administrators and of college, business school, and law school students upon which the well-known Princeton Review rankings and rating scores are based. Robert also gives dozens of presentations a year on education and college issues to audiences of teachers, parents, and students. At the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)’s conferences, he has been on panels that have drawn “standing room only” audiences. He has also delivered keynote addresses at regional and state conferences.
Rob has been sourced on education topics by a wide range of media from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has appeared over 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. A lifelong history buff, he conducts historical walking tours of New York City for Sweet City Tours, a company he founded. Rob, 45, lives in Manhattan. Follow his Tweets at @RobFranek.
The Princeton Review is an education services company headquartered in New York City, with offices across the U.S. and abroad. The company is known for its tutoring, test preparation, college and graduate school admission services, online resources, and its 150 books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is an operating business of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH).