The Princeton Review, the college guidebook and test preparation publisher, has selected the University of Richmond for a profile in its 2013 edition of “The Best 377 Colleges.”

The book does not rank the selected colleges and universities overall from No. 1 to No. 377, says its author, Robert Franek, “because they differ widely in their program offerings and campus cultures, and that is their strength.” Rather, he says being chosen recognizes “outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book.”

Richmond was named to several of the guidebook’s 62 special lists, noting the top 20 schools in a variety of categories. Richmond is listed No. 4 for “Best Career Services” (up from 10th last year),  No. 9 for “Best Classroom Experience” (up from 12th last year),  No. 14 for “Most Beautiful Campus” (same as last year) and No. 17 for “Best Athletic Facilities” (new to the list).

The special lists are based entirely on surveys of students conducted at each school about their own campus.

Richmond has been selected by The Princeton Review every year the book has been published. The university consistently ranks as a top-tier liberal arts college and a “best value” by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and SmartMoney, and it is included in the new 2013 edition of “The Fiske Guide to Colleges.” Forbes.com recently named Richmond to its new list of the country’s top 100 colleges and universities for quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low levels of student debt.