The Princeton Review (formally known as TPR Education, LLC) offers test-preparation services for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and other tests (including ACT, AP subjects, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, and TOEFL preparation), tutoring and admissions resources, and online courses and resources, as well as print and digital books to help students heading for college and graduate school achieve their goals in higher-education. The company offers its programs through a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the US, Canada, and international franchises. It also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to help provide college-readiness, test-preparation, and career-planning services to students.
The Princeton Review has been in business since 1981. However, in 2012 private equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners (Boston) acquired The Princeton Review brand and business for $33 million through affiliate TPR Education. The original company - The Princeton Review, Inc. - changed its name to Education Holdings 1, Inc., and shifted its focus to the growth and market expansion of its Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online/distance learning.
Besides its test-preparation programs, The Princeton Review offers more than 150 test-preparation and college guidebook publications including nearly 100 test-prep guides, 30 study aid books, and several guides to colleges and graduate schools. These include its bestsellers as Cracking the SAT, The Best 373 Colleges, and Paying for College Without Going Broke.
The company's PrincetonReview.com website also serves prospective students by providing a hub for college research and admissions advice, school rankings and profiles, financial aid and scholarship information, planning tools, and other information. – less