Trinity College Dublin is one of the best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Trinity is featured in the new 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, The Best 379 Colleges. The book is one of the most popular university guides in the United States.
Only about 15% of the 2,500 four-year institutions in the US and only four institutions outside the US are profiled in the book.
Says Rob Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher and author of The Best 379 Colleges, "Trinity College Dublin 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. We take into account input we get from our staff, our 27-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the sizable amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. We also work to maintain a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."
In its profile on Trinity, The Princeton Review praises it for its “self-motivated, tightly-knit intellectual community of a huge variety of students” and quotes extensively from Trinity students surveyed for the book. Among their comments: “You grow up to be an adult here, one that has diverse life experience and a broad exposure to classical and modern study.” The book also highlights Trinity’s active student societies and passionate, enthusiastic professors.