Trinity University Featured as a 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013

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Aug. 15, 2012

Trinity University Featured as a 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013

Forbes magazine also includes University in listing of top colleges

SAN ANTONIO - Trinity University has been recognized in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 as a "Best Buy" institution for the school's low-to-moderate prices, high academic rating, and quality of student life.

Fiske 2013 Best Buy BadgeOf the 41 universities to receive this designation, Trinity was described as having "a friendly, warm, personal, engaged, and academically stimulating" atmosphere with "a student body comprised of smart, ambitious men and women, and a stellar faculty."

The profile noted "students report that the academics are rigorous, but the climate is not competitive." Professors were described as "available, brilliant, and helpful," according to one student quoted in the guide. "There is a lot of group work and it is definitely a laid-back environment," said another.

Other notable aspects recognized by the Fiske Guide include:

·         A "highly praised education department with a five-year M.A.T program and a good pre-med program," as well as strong departments of economics, business, engineering, and chemistry.

·         Quality residential life, with large dorms providing internet service, as well as "delicious campus dining."

·         Great location, in a city "with something for everyone to do," and "home to several colleges" and "many cultural and musical attractions."

One of the top rated college guides available for college-bound students, The Fiske Guide is revised annually and updated to include the latest reviews on more than 310 colleges. The guide is written by Edward B. Fiske, a former education editor for The New York Times, and the 2013 version is the 29th edition of the venerable college guide.

Trinity also ranked 101st in Forbes's "America's Top Colleges," list of America's 650 best institutions. The ranking was determined by five general categories: post-graduate success, which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; student satisfaction, which includes professor evaluations and freshman-to-sophomore retention rates; debt, which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; competitive awards, which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships or go on to earn a Ph.D.; and four-year graduation rate.

Trinity University, founded in 1869, is one of the nation's top private undergraduate institutions. Noted for its superior academic quality, outstanding faculty, and exceptional academic and residential resources, Trinity is committed to the intellectual, civic, and professional preparation of its students.

Text provided by Andrea Davis of Farmington, N.M., who graduated from Trinity University in May 2012 with a degree in history and English.