Princeton Review Names UD to Best Colleges List

Princeton Review Names UD to Best Colleges List, Rome Program Eighth Most Popular

 

The University of Dallas was again named one of the nation's best colleges in the 2014 edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges." The university's Rome Program was also recognized as being the eighth most popular study abroad program.

"The University of Dallas offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book," said Robert Franek, the book's author and Princeton Review senior vice president/publisher.

In its profile of UD, The Princeton Review praises the university's rigorous core curriculum and interesting, accessible professors. Students are quoted in the review saying, "The 'really passionate' educators here 'motivate students to complete the work load whatever the size and take genuine interest even if the class is different from a student's major.'"

"We are gratified that the University of Dallas is once again recognized as one of the premier academic institutions in the country," said President Thomas W. Keefe. "The Princeton Review has recognized that students leave the University of Dallas with a broad base of knowledge and skills, which enables them to assume a wide variety of leadership roles. We are also proud that the university is recognized as one of the finest faith-based institutions, and we are sure that if they came and visited the campus, they would recognize it as one of the most attractive."

Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 130,000 students attending the colleges. The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 379 in any category.

According to The Princeton Review, colleges and universities are selected based on feedback from students, parents, educators, counselors and advisors, as well as a 27-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. They also take into account their personal visits to schools. 

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