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University of Dayton named among Best Colleges

The University of Dayton is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the University in the 2020 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 385 Colleges."

The University ranks in the top 20 for happiest students, best campus food, best-run colleges and best college dorms, as well as on the lists for “their students love these colleges” and “everyone plays intramural sports.”

Only about 13% of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges are profiled in the book. The Princeton Review chooses colleges based on data it annually collects from administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings. The company also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.

"We salute the University of Dayton for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief and lead author of “The Best 385 Colleges.”

The University’s profile also includes comments from students on academics, life and the student body. Students say the University “has done a tremendous job of fostering a sense of community throughout campus” in the Marianist tradition. They say, “The day you choose to be a Flyer, you become a member of our family.”

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News and Communications Staff