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For the Third Consecutive Year, UC is Highlighted Among the Nation’s Best in The Princeton Review


The annual college guide calls UC an urban university in the midst of a renaissance, with a diverse student body.

Date: 7/28/2009 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UC in the new 2010 edition of its popular guidebook, "The Best 371 Colleges." This marks the third year in a row that UC is listed among the nation’s best universities, highlighted for its diversity, quality of life and “green” initiatives.
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Only about 15 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship annual college guide.  

"We commend the University of Cincinnati for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book,” says Robert Franek, vice president and publisher for The Princeton Review. “We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character. We make our choices based on institutional data we gather about schools, feedback from students attending them, and input from our staff who visit hundreds of colleges a year. We also value the opinions and suggestions of our 23-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, and independent college counselors we hear from year-long." 

The Princeton Review praises UC for its unique colleges within a large university setting. The guide quotes extensively from UC students who were surveyed for the book. Among their comments about their campus experience, that UC “does not lack diversity,” with students citing a range of cultures, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students also praised UC for its cooperative education (founded at UC) and internship experiences and study abroad programs.

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“The university is proud to once again be recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education,” says Mitchel D. Livingston, Chief Diversity Officer and UC vice president for Student Affairs. “Our community recognizes that excellence and diversity are part of a common fabric that defines the UC experience.”

“The Best 371 Colleges” is published by Random House/Princeton Review Books and costs $22.99.

UC will open the application window for fall 2010 on Aug. 1. Applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2009 for scholarship consideration. For international students applying for the UC Global Scholarship, the deadline is June 1, 2010.

“We are pleased that The Princeton Review continues to recognize UC as among the nation’s best universities,” says Caroline Miller, senior associate vice president and associate provost for enrollment management. “And after you finish reading about us in the guide, we invite you to visit this dynamic campus, for the best way to experience UC is up close and personal.”

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