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Trinity College Dublin Announced as One of "The Best 378 Colleges" in the 2014 Edition of The Princeton Review Book

Posted on 13 August 2013

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Trinity College Dublin has been announced as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education, according to American publication, The Princeton Review. Only four colleges outside of the USA are profiled in the book The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. The publication includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories including academics; campus life; town life; social scene; quality of life; extra-curricular activity; politics and character of college.

In its profile on Trinity, The Princeton Review says this "beautiful and prestigious university boasts a lot on offer, both academically and socially, and the degree graduates receive is highly respected internationally." The profile also quotes extensively from Trinity students surveyed for the book. Among the comments one student said: "Personal development is available for those who pursue it. You grow up to be an adult here, one that has diverse life experience and a broad exposure to classical and modern study."

According to the author of The Princeton Review, Robert Franek, "outstanding academics are the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book. We base our selections primarily on data we obtain in our annual institutional data surveys. We also take into account input we get from our staff, our 35-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the wide range of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. It is their opinions that college applicants often value the most, particularly on (or in the absence of) campus visits."

The Princeton Review is an education services company. "The Best 378 Colleges" publication is an annual college guide and is available to buy online at for $23.99.