UC is Highlighted Among the Nation s Best Colleges

For the seventh year in a row, the University of Cincinnati is praised as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UC in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges.”

Only about 15 percent of the nation’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 ranked lists of the top 20 schools in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 126,000 students attending the colleges.

UC again scored strongly in academics, quality of life, fire safety on campus and green ratings. In its profile on the university, The Princeton Review praises UC for reminding prospective students to work hard while they’re still in high school, and for seeking students committed to an education beyond the classroom.

Student surveys praised UC for its “cooperative education program that gives students a real edge in the job market,” as well as for its many student activities and ”one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.” Student surveys named the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), and College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) as stand outs.

Student surveys also highlighted UC for its diversity, remarking that “there really isn’t a typical student.  UC has students from all walks of life, which makes it extremely diverse and very interesting.”

“We are pleased to be recognized in this way by the Princeton Review for the seventh year running. It is also gratifying to hear that our students applaud both their academic and student life experiences,” says Caroline Miller, associate provost and senior associate vice president for enrollment management.

"UC offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president/publisher and author of "The Best 378 Colleges."

“We base our selections primarily on data we obtain in our annual institutional data surveys. We also take into account input we get from our staff, our 35-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools and the wide range of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools,” says Franek.

The Princeton Review's school profiles and ranking lists in "The Best 378 Colleges" are posted at



The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) 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.

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