The ‘Princeton Review’ Names Duquesne Among The Best 380 Colleges
Duquesne University is considered one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review in its newly released 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges.
Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and just four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in The Best 380 Colleges, which serves as The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. Published annually since 1992, it features detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories as well as ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.
In the publication's profile of Duquesne, students describe the University's "culturally-rich urban setting in the heart of the city (where) students get a personalized experience in an enriching environment in which (they) are encouraged to think critically and act deliberately."
The profile also cites Duquesne's "excellent orientation program for new students," and that the University's focus is on "guiding students to be involved, seek their interests and be constructive members of society."
The book also touts Duquesne University as a member of its 2016 Fire Safety Aid Honor Roll, which includes just 23 colleges that received a Fire Safety Rating of 99, the highest possible score.
"Duquesne University's outstanding academics are the chief reason we chose it for this book, and we strongly recommend it to applicants," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president-publisher and author of The Best 380 Colleges. "We make our selections primarily based on data we collect through our annual surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges," added Franek. "Additionally, we give considerable weight to observations from our school visits, opinions of our staff and our 23-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."
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.