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Trinity College Dublin Listed in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 as Ireland’s Only ‘Best Buy’ College

Posted on 2 July 2014

Trinity College Dublin has been selected to feature in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 and has also been highlighted as one of only twenty-two ‘Best Buy’ public colleges in the established U.S. publication. Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, The Fiske Guide to Colleges is the best-selling and most respected of the college guides published in the U.S. 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-two private colleges and twenty-two 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.  

Read by millions of students, parents, and guidance counselors each year, the guide is a selective, subjective and systematic look at over 300 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. Readers of the Fiske Guide to Colleges ( have an opportunity to discover the character of the university through a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 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 2015:

A junior observes that Trinity “invests some of its best faculty towards teaching undergraduate freshmen.” Each entering student is assigned a faculty tutor, not one of his or her professors, who will be available for personal and academic advice over four years and, if necessary, become an advocate. American students can also sign up for a three-week Semester Start-Up Program to help them get the hang of the university and its setting.