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Encyclopedia > The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. It offers test preparation for standardized achievement tests such as the SAT and advice regarding college admissions. Approximately 70% of the company's revenue comes from test preparation. [1] Image File history File links Tpr_logo. ... The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. ...

The company was founded in 1982 by John Katzman and is based in New York City. It is not affiliated with Princeton University or the Educational Testing Service. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... John Katzman is the founder of The Princeton Review. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Test preparation

The Princeton Review offers test preparation courses in various tests:[2][3]

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The Princeton Review offers both private tutoring and classroom courses. SAT courses guarantee an improvement in scores.[5]

College admissions

The Princeton Review Bookstore[6] publishes various guides to colleges, including The Best 361 Colleges, the Complete Book of Colleges, and the Parents' Guide to College Life. It also publishes test preparation books for various exams.

The Princeton Review website provides free advice and tools for college admissions.[7] It also provides the rankings from The Best 361 Colleges, including "Top 20" lists in categories such as "Professors Get High Marks", "Happiest Students", and "Dorms Like Dungeons".[8]

The admissions division also offers services to high school guidance departments[9] and colleges[10].


The Princeton Review's K–12 and Admissions Services division provides assessment, intervention and professional development programs to school districts.[11]


  1. ^ Third Quarter Earnings
  2. ^ Test preparation
  3. ^ More tests
  4. ^ International Offices of The Princeton Review
  5. ^ Our guarantee
  6. ^ College bookstore
  7. ^ Colleges and careers
  8. ^ Best 361 Colleges rankings
  9. ^ Guidance support & test preparation
  10. ^ Admissions center
  11. ^ http://www.princetonreview.com/educators/instructional/default.asp K–12 Educators

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