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Trinity College Dublin Announced as 'Best Buy' College in Renowned Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014

Posted on 05 July 2013

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Trinity College Dublin has been selected to feature in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 and has also been highlighted as one of 21 'Best Buy' public colleges in the established U.S. publication. The Fiske Guide to Colleges is the best-selling and most respected of the college guides published in the U.S. and is read by millions of students, parents, and guidance counselors. Each year the guide chooses a select group of public and private institutions, noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost, for its annual 'Best Buy' list. Twenty private colleges and 21 public colleges were highlighted in the list.

Trinity is the only Irish university to feature in the guide and joins the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews as featured international universities.

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske, the Fiske Guide to Colleges ( describes over 300 of the best colleges and universities in the US, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. Readers of the guide have an opportunity to discover the character of the university through student comments, descriptions of the campus setting, housing, extracurricular activities, social life and academic ratings.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 is available to buy online, as an iPad app on iTunes and as a web app on The following quote is from the Trinity College Dublin feature in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014:

Trinity College Dublin combines strong academics with the benefits of a beautiful campus in the midst of a thriving capital city that is also a gateway to the rest of Europe. "You get a top-tier degree that costs less than most private colleges in the U.S. and gives you the international experience of a lifetime," commented one American denizen. "And I met the nicest, most interesting and hilarious people—the Irish."