Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the 2011 edition of The Princeton Review's Best 373 Colleges. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges/universities with rating scores in 8 categories, based on Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.

Profiles of some of the Best 373 Colleges in the US:

University of Delaware - UD is featured in the 'Best 373 Colleges' as well as being named one of the best colleges in the Northeast in a section of The Princeton Review's website, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region”. The University is ranked 16th in the category “Most Popular Study Abroad Program”. In the guide's area on academics, the University of Delaware is praised for its school spirit, academics, beautiful campus, responsive faculty, approachable administration and “vibrant campus life”.

Harvey Mudd College (HMC) - For the 14th consecutive year, HMC has been named as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education. When compared to the other 373 colleges in the 2011 guidebook, HMC was the only college of math, science and engineering to make the Top 20 lists in two of the key academic categories: "Professors Get High Marks" (ranked 10th), and "Most Accessible Professors" (ranked 14th). Harvey Mudd College also made the Top 20 list in the category of "Students Study the Most" (ranked 3rd). On a scale of 60-99, HMC received an overall academic rating of 99, the highest possible score. Admissions received an overall rating of 98, with Financial Aid receiving an overall rating of 97. Other overall ratings were high in the categories of "Quality of Life" (88) and "Green" (80).

University of Cincinnati - It is among the nation’s best institutions for a college education according to the 2011 edition college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges”. UC scored solid ratings for quality of life (how happy students are outside the classroom), fire safety and its green initiatives, a measure of the school’s performance as an environmentally aware and responsible institution. The students quoted in the book say the campus is a “vibrant quilt of culture” that feels “very realistic”.

University of Dayton - It is recognized as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, as well having a student quality of life that ranks in the top 20 in the nation. The University ranks in five of the top 20 lists. For the first time, the University ranks 20th in "Best Quality of Life" and 19th in "School Runs Like Butter," which rates how smoothly the school is operated. The University received a rating of 96 on a scale of 60-99 for its quality of life. In addition it is ranked 8th in "Everybody Plays Intramural Sports," 16th in "Happiest Students," and 18th in "Easiest Campus to Get Around".

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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