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UC Recognized Among the Nation’s Best Colleges

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Cincinnati is listed among the Princeton Review’s best institutions for an undergraduate education.

Date: 8/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
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UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges."

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only three 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 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.

UC again scored strongly in quality of life, fire safety and green ratings. In its profile on the University of Cincinnati, The Princeton Review praises UC for its hundreds of undergraduate majors, diverse student body, easy registration, great libraries and great food. Plus, the publication’s “inside word” section strongly encourages campus visits.

Remarks from student surveys praised UC for offering students “a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience,” including cooperative education, founded at UC.  Students also praised UC for its activities outside the classroom as well as UC’s spectacular physical campus, which has received world recognition. The majority of students described campus as a “fun atmosphere,” and added that students also find fun events to get involved with all over the city.

“It’s heartening to read our students’ reflections of both the strengths of our academic programs and opportunities outside the classroom,” says Caroline Miller, associate provost and senior vice president for enrollment management.

Student surveys found that student body was considered “open-minded,” making campus a place for everyone to fit in.

Student surveys also recognized the talent of UC’s professors. Overall, the survey finds that students feel that “the professors here have so much life experience in what they are teaching.”

“Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 30-member National College Counselor Advisory Board,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior VP / publisher and author of “The Best 377 Colleges.”   

The Princeton Review has posted the school profiles and ranking lists in "The Best 377 Colleges" at

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., the company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

Princeton Review’s "The Best 377 Colleges" (Random House / Princeton Review), is available in a print edition ($23.99) and a new enhanced eBook edition ($14.99) on Aug. 21.