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Princeton Review: UC Recognized Among Nation’s Best 10th Year in a Row

This marks the 10th year in a row that the Princeton Review rankings, based on student surveys, have included the University of Cincinnati among the nation’s best institutions for an undergraduate education.

Date: 8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Lisa Ventre and Andrew Higley

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati just began the 2016-17 school year with the highest projected enrollment in its nearly 200-year history: 45,000 students.
UC's Steger Student Life Center with students sitting in plaza

It’s projected to be the fourth year in a row to set an overall enrollment record for UC.

And now, just as the school year is getting underway, UC has just been named – once again – among the nation’s best places for an undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review, a renowned provider of education services and college research resources, features the University of Cincinnati in the 2017 edition of its premier annual college guide, "The Best 381 Colleges." It's the tenth time in a row UC has made the list.

Institutions are chosen for the college guide based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 143,000 students attending the 381 schools.

“The University of Cincinnati is honored to again be included in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best 381 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 from students for UC in the guide includes
  • UC is not only known for its great academics but for incredible opportunities including cooperative education, on-campus activities and clubs, athletics and one of the most-beautiful campuses in the world.
    UC's Tangeman University Center

  • The professors here have so much life experience in what they are teaching.
  • 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.
  • Ample green spaces and innovative architectural designs.
  • Students can find their niche, be it in LGBTQ groups, ethnic groups or academic intercollegiate groups. Everyone can find a place to fit in.
  • Students come together to work on issues they care about, such as sustainability.


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