Rollins Featured in “The Best 379 Colleges”

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

Rollins is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. 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 of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 130,000 students attending the colleges.

Says Rob Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher and author of “The Best 379 Colleges,” “Rollins offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book. We base our choices primarily on data we obtain in our annual surveys of administrators at these schools and at hundreds of other colleges. We take into account input we get from our staff, our 27-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the sizable amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. We also work to maintain a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character." 

In its profile on Rollins, The Princeton Review praises it for its academics, campus, and student life and quotes extensively from Rollins students surveyed for the book. One student is quoted as saying Rollins is “all about individual growth personally and educationally and stresses responsible community leadership both on and off campus.” Others cited Rollins’ focus on the individual, the beautiful campus, as well as open and invigorating classroom experiences as reasons why the College is one of the top institutions in the nation.

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 379 in any category.  Instead it reports in the book 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in various categories. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 130,000 students (about 343 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school's library, career services, and student body's political leanings. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list at

Rollins is on the following ranking lists in "The Best 379 Colleges": #7 Easiest Campus To Get Around and #6 Most Beautiful Campus.

The Princeton Review's school profiles and ranking lists in "The Best 379 Colleges" are posted at There users can also access the book's list, "150 Best Value Colleges for 2014," and its "Honor Roll" lists saluting schools that received the highest possible score, 99, for Financial Aid, Fire Safety, and Green ratings.  

The Princeton Review further recommends those 379 schools  (plus an additional 269 schools) its website feature, "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region - Northeast / Midwest / Southeast / West" which profiles a total of 648 schools across the four regions.  

The Best 379 Colleges is the 23rd edition of The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" book. It is 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."

The Princeton Review  is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Natick, MA, the Company is not affiliated with Princeton University.