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Trinity Featured in the 2015 Princeton Review Guide, The Best 379 Colleges

Posted on 05 August 2014

Trinity College Dublin is one of the best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Trinity is featured in the new 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, The Best 379 Colleges. The book is one of the most popular university guides in the United States.

Only about 15% of the 2,500 four-year institutions in the US and only four institutions outside the US are profiled in the book. The guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges, with much of the content drawn from The Princeton Review's surveys of 130,000 students attending the institutions. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences. The school profiles also have rating scores based on institutional data collected during the 2013-14 academic year and the student survey. The ratings are scored on a scale of 60 to 99. Among the ratings in the Trinity College Dublin profile is a score of 87 for “Quality of Life”.

Says Rob Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher and author of The Best 379 Colleges, "Trinity College Dublin offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book. We base our choices primarily on data we obtain in our annual surveys of administrators at these schools and at hundreds of other colleges. We take into account input we get from our staff, our 27-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the sizable amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. We also work to maintain a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character." 

In its profile on Trinity, The Princeton Review praises it for its “self-motivated, tightly-knit intellectual community of a huge variety of students” and quotes extensively from Trinity students surveyed for the book. Among their comments: “You grow up to be an adult here, one that has diverse life experience and a broad exposure to classical and modern study.” The book also highlights Trinity’s active student societies and passionate, enthusiastic professors.

The Princeton Review's school profiles and ranking lists in The Best 379 Colleges are posted at PrincetonReview.com. The Best 379 Colleges is the 23rd edition of The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" book.