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Longwood listed again among The Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges

August 3, 2011

Named a 2012 Best College in the Southeast by The Princeton Review

Longwood University is again one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company recently selected Longwood as one of 135 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section of its 2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region survey.

"We're pleased to recommend Longwood to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher.   "We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.   From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisers whose recommendations we invite.  We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project.   Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."

The 135 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 220 colleges in the Northeast, 153 in the Midwest, and 121 in the West as best in their locales on the company's "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.  Collectively, the 629 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools 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 (www.PrincetonReview.com) is known for its tutoring and classroom test preparation courses, books, and college and graduate school admission services. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.