Trinity in Princeton Review for Best Colleges | Trinity University
Apply Now Visit Trinity 150 Years

Trinity in Princeton Review for Best Colleges

Friday, August 15, 2014
Trinity makes it into the Princeton review again based on success and quality of the University

San Antonio school offers brilliant professors, engaging classes, ‘gorgeous’ campus, and ‘dorms like palaces’ 

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 2015, “The Best 379 Colleges.” Trinity also was listed in the top 10 schools in the country in the category of “Best College Dorms.”

In its profile on Trinity, The Princeton Review describes the University as being “ideal for those seeking a well-rounded college experience” and an “outstanding liberal arts education.” Trinity is also praised for its excellent science departments and arts that are “amazing.” The guide includes quotes from students in addition to a survey.

Among the student comments:

  • “The lectures are interesting, and class activities are unique and engaging.”
  • “The professors here, on the whole, are brilliant and helpful and are willing to work with you.”
  • Trinity offers “something for everyone” – stage productions, an amazing radio station, clubs and organizations,  athletics, and lots to do off campus, including a one-hour drive to Austin and a two-hour drive to Corpus Christi and Padre Island.
  • “Gorgeous campus.”

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 primarily on data we obtain in our annual surveys of administrators at these schools and at hundreds of other 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 with rating scores for all schools in eight categories.

Among the survey findings for Trinity:

  • Classroom facilities are great
  • Students are friendly
  • Great off-campus food
  • Dorms are like palaces

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 379 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 130,000 students (about 343 per campus on average) attending the colleges.

The Princeton Review 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.