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Longwood listed again among Princeton Review's Best Southeastern Colleges

August 24, 2009

Princeton Review's Best Southeastern College 2010

Longwood University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company recently selected Longwood as one of 141 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section of its 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region survey.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president of publishing, "We chose Longwood and the other terrific schools we recommend as our 'regional best' colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs. We also work to have our roster of 'regional best' colleges feature a range of institutions by size, selectivity, character and locale.  We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school's customers - their students - report to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey." 

The 141 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Southeast" designations are located in twelve states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Princeton Review also designated 218 colleges in the Northeast, 123 in the West, and 158 in the Midwest as best in their locales. The selected colleges represent only about 25 percent (one out of four) of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in its 2010 Best Colleges Region by Region website section. The Princeton Review survey for this project asks students to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

The Princeton Review is known for its tutoring and classroom test preparation courses, books, and college and graduate school admission services. Corporate headquarters are located in Framingham, Mass., and editorial offices are in New York City. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.