The University of Delaware has received high marks in fall higher education publications, listed among the Princeton Review's The Best 378 Colleges and in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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9:45 a.m., Aug. 8, 2013--The University of Delaware has received high marks in fall higher education publications, listed among the Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges and in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The Best 378 Colleges lauds UD as providing a “well-rounded” college experience, with “top notch” academics and “vibrant campus life.”

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The guide notes in a section featuring comments from UD students that “the University of Delaware is everything college should be," offering “the perfect balance of academic intensity and excellent social life.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and just four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is the flagship college guide of the Princeton Review, an education services company.

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 students attending the colleges.

In addition to the general ranking, UD was No. 12 in study abroad. The University launched America’s first study abroad program on July 7, 1923, when a group of eight Delaware students set sail for France aboard the ocean liner Rochambeau and is in the midst of the 90th anniversary celebration.

In the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, UD is hailed as “a public gem that boasts more than 135 solid academic programs, from engineering to education.”

The guide adds, “With a challenging and stimulating academic environment, comfortable size, an increasingly smart student body, a healthy social scene, and up-and-coming athletic teams, UD offers a blend of strengths that would make many schools envious — and leads to many happy Blue Hens.”

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the Fiske Guide to Colleges is a selective, subjective, and systematic look at more than 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.

Colleges featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges were selected with several broad principles in mind, beginning with academic quality. In addition, an effort was made to include achieve geographic diversity and a balance of public and private schools.

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