The Princeton Review, the college guidebook and test preparation publisher, has selected the University of Richmond for a profile in its 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges.”

The book does not rank the selected colleges and universities overall from No. 1 to No. 378, says 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. 8 for “Best Science Lab Facilities,” No. 9 for “Best Classroom Experience,” No. 13 for “Best Career Services,” No. 14 for “Great Financial Aid” and “Best Athletic Facilities,” and No. 17 for “Most Beautiful Campus.”

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 national liberal arts college and a “best value” by U.S. News & World Report and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and it is profiled in the new 2014 edition of “The Fiske Guide to Colleges.” Forbes.com recently named Richmond to its 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.

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