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    Duquesne Among the Princeton Review’s 2013 ‘Best 377 Colleges’

    Duquesne University has again been recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions according to The Princeton Review, which features the University in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide The Best 377 Colleges.

    Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, and three colleges outside the United States, are profiled in The Best 377 Colleges.

    “We commend Duquesne University for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book,” says Robert Franek, senior vice president, publisher and author of the guide. “Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 30-member National College Counselor Advisory Board.”

    The Best 377 Colleges includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.

    Additionally, Duquesne was also one of only 20 colleges in the guide’s 2013 Fire Safety Honor Roll. It was chosen from 1,104 institutions reviewed, to receive the highest possible score (99) in fire safety, a measurement of how well prepared a college is to prevent or respond to fires in campus residence halls.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.