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UC Continues Streak of Recognition as One of Nation's Best Universities

The University of Cincinnati has again been included in The Princeton Review's list of the nation's best institutions for an undergraduate education.

Date: 8/4/2015 10:07:00 AM
By: Tom Robinette
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Photos By: Lisa Ventre/UC Creative Services; provided

UC ingot   Being named among the nation's best places for an undergraduate education by The Princeton Review never gets old – even for the ninth consecutive time.
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University of Cincinnati's MainStreet is where students eat, gather, enjoy the arts and study. (Lisa Ventre)

The Princeton Review, a renowned provider of education services and college research resources, features the University of Cincinnati in the 2016 edition of its premier annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges." It's the ninth time in a row UC has made the list.

Institutions are chosen for the college guide based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 136,000 students attending the 380 schools. The guide includes detailed college profiles with rankings for all schools in multiple categories based on students' responses. The guide also includes eight ratings in various categories primarily based on surveys of school administrators. Notable ratings for UC include a 94 for fire safety and a 93 for "green" efforts, on a scale of 60-99.

“The University of Cincinnati is honored to again be included in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best 380 Colleges’ guide,” says Caroline Miller, vice provost and senior associate vice president for enrollment management. “Our increasingly diverse and academically talented student population is as engaging and vibrant as our beautiful campus on which they study, live and play.”

Some specific praise for UC in the guide includes:
  • UC has students from all walks of life, which makes it extremely diverse and very interesting.

  • UC offers a million and one activities for students to partake in during school and on the weekend.

  • The cooperative education program gives students a real edge in the job market.

  • Ample green spaces and innovative architectural designs make up the beautiful campus.

  • Students can find their niche, be it in LGBTQ groups, ethnic groups or academic intercollegiate groups.
    The Princeton Review's Best 380 Colleges guide
    The University of Cincinnati is featured in The Princeton Review's 2016 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges."

  • UC has rewarding educational programs and a beautiful urban campus with many opportunities to stay involved.

  • Students come together to work on issues they care about.
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. "The Best 380 Colleges" is one of 150 Penguin Random House/Princeton Review books. The guide is now available for purchase on The Princeton Review website.


Earlier this year UC was named to The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of its “Guide to 353 Green Colleges,” the sixth consecutive time the university has earned the distinction.


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