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UD among nation's best on 10 Princeton Review lists

Want to attend a Best-Run College with Best Quality of Life, Best Campus Food and Best College Dorms among the Happiest Students? Then the Princeton Review reports the University of Dayton could be the place for you.

The University of Dayton made the top 25 on those lists plus "Best Midwestern," "Best Value Colleges," "Colleges That Create Futures" and "Green Colleges" in The Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges for 2023.

"Since 1992, when we debuted our multiple ranking lists as an alternative to a single academics-only mega list, our mission has been to give students a more useful resource to find the best college for them,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and lead author of The Best 388 Colleges. "Our selection of the colleges in this book is based on our opinion of their academic offerings. We recommend each one as an academically outstanding choice for an applicant. Our ranking lists, however, are not based on our opinions of the colleges. They’re entirely based on what the schools' own students have told us about their experiences at them."

Here are some of the things students told The Princeton Review.

University of Dayton, a Catholic school in the Marianist tradition, has done a tremendous job fostering a sense of community throughout the campus.

I have never been surrounded by a more positive group of people; everyone that attends is absolutely in love with the school and their passion for UD shows in everything they do.

Undergrads at the University of Dayton are diligent about their studies, but they also understand the importance of stepping away from their books.

The Best 388 Colleges’ profiles of the schools also give readers information on admission and financial aid application requirements, enrollment stats, quotes from surveyed students about the school’s academics and student body, and The Princeton Review’s “Inside Word” about the school. The profiles also present the company’s ratings (scores from 60 to 99) of the colleges in eight categories including financial aid, and admissions selectivity. 

Read the University’s full profile are available here.


News and Communications Staff