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Faithful Catholic Colleges Included in Princeton’s Best 378 Colleges List

Thomas Aquinas College, the University of Dallas, and The Catholic University of America were recognized in the Best 378 Colleges 2014 edition by the Princeton Review.  These three schools are in the top 15% of the country in terms of offering the best undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review. 

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher and author of The Best 378 Colleges stated: “We base our selections primarily on data we obtain in our annual institutional data surveys. We also take into account input we get from our staff, our 35-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the wide range of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools.”

The 378 colleges were not ranked in order, but were scored and rated in various categories.  These three institutions are also faithful Catholic colleges recommended by The Cardinal Newman Society. 

Thomas Aquinas College president, Dr. Michael F. McLean stated:

“Of particular note are the perfect scores we received for our academic and financial aid programs. Our goal has always been to provide the best education at the most affordable price, and The Princeton Review profile offers some strong evidence of success in these regards.”

According to Bill Hartley, director of marketing and communications at the University of Dallas:

“The university was identified as having the third most popular study abroad program, the fourth most religious student body and as a "Best of the West" institution.”

Upon being included in the rankings, Christine Mica, The Catholic University of America’s Dean of University Admissions stated:

"CUA has always been and will continue to be a University with an outstanding reputation. Our location in Washington, D.C., small classes taught by research faculty and vibrant student community attract the best and the brightest students. CUA is proud to be able offer academic excellence at a competitive cost."

Read more about the Best 378 Colleges.  

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