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Trinity Listed as ‘Best’ by Princeton Review

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Trinity appears in Princeton Review listed as fifth best college facilities of colleges in the US

San Antonio school is included in ‘Best Science Lab Facilities’ ranking plus categories for Colleges that Pay You Back and Best in the West

by Susie P. Gonzalez

Trinity University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review in its annual college guide for 2016, “The Best 380 Colleges.” Trinity also was listed as No. 5 for having the “Best Science Lab Facilities” in the nation.

In its profile on Trinity, The Princeton Review describes the “most distinguishable trait about Trinity professors” as their “deeply-ingrained willingness to connect with and help students,” an accomplishment aided by small class sizes. The publication notes that the University encourages students to pursue a wide variety of interests and to study abroad, particularly during their junior year. The administration is lauded for having steady communication with the student body and for a willingness to change policies to advocate for student needs.

Trinity University voted Best Science Facilities by Princeton Review

In addition to a survey that gathers information about Trinity, the guide includes quotes from students. Among them:

  • "It's rare to find a student with one major and no minor."
  • “(Professors will) bend over backwards to help you understand and complete material.”
  • Trinity has a “lovely campus” that is small enough to connect with others who share similar interests. Students observe a “healthy mix” of activities that complement academics.
  • There is an “open-minded, open-to-all mindset” which embraces competitive roller skating to amateur baking to competitive sports.

Rob Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president, publisher and author of the guide, said, “Trinity offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book. We base our choices on data we collect through our annual surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges.”

Only about 15 percent of America’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.

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 380 in any category.  Instead it reports in the book 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in various categories. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's 80-question survey of 136,000 students (about 358 per campus on average) attending the colleges.

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 Natick, Mass., the company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

Susie P. Gonzalez, director of public and media relations at Trinity University, can be reached at susie.gonzalez [at] trinity.edu.