Rollins Featured in “The Best 378 Colleges”

The Princeton Review consistently recognizes Rollins as a top college in the U.S.

Rollins is recognized as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features Rollins in the 2014 edition of its annual college guide The Best 378 Colleges.

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists in 62 categories based on surveys of 126,000 students attending the colleges.

Based on categories which included “Best Classroom Experience,” “Happiest Students,” and “Most Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians,” Rollins ranked No. 10 “Most Beautiful Campus” and No. 15 “Easiest Campus to Get Around.” Rollins also scored high overall, earning a quality of campus life rating of 96, an academic rating of 95, and a financial aid rating of 86, on a scale of 100.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher and author of The Best 378 Colleges says, “Rollins offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book.  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.  It is their opinions that college applicants often value the most, particularly on (or in the absence of) campus visits.  We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character." 

In its profile on Rollins, The Princeton Review praises the College for its outstanding academics, campus, and student life and quotes extensively from students surveyed for the book. One student is quoted as saying Rollins is “small enough to help the individual and fortunate enough to have a large endowment capable of providing each student with necessary academic means.” Others cited Rollins’ focus on individual growth, responsible community leadership both on and off campus, as well as opportunities for students to tailor studies to align with personal interests as reasons why the College is one of the top institutions in the nation.

The Princeton Review's school profiles and ranking lists in The Best 378 Colleges are posted at and an explanation on the basis for each rating score can be found in the book and at The Best 378 Colleges is the 22nd edition of The Princeton Review's annual Best Colleges book and one of 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House in a line that also includes test-prep guides for the ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams, plus The Complete Book of Colleges and Paying for College Without Going Broke.

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