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Longwood listed among Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges

August 7, 2008

Princeton Review 2009 - Longwood University ranks as a Best Southeastern College

Longwood University is among 139 schools in the Southeastern U.S. listed in the Princeton Review’s 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Student opinion data from 630 schools is featured on the Best Colleges: Region by Region section of PrincetonReview.com.

"Record enrollments, new academic offerings and state-of-the art facilities are bringing it all together for Longwood," said Bob Chonko, dean of admissions at Longwood University. "We’re delivering a student experience that’s second to none, and it is wonderful to see Princeton Review continue to recognize Longwood as one of the region’s best."

The 139 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 212 colleges in the Northeast, 120 in the West, and 159 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region section on its site. The 630 colleges named "regional best(s)" represent only about 25 percent (one out of four) of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

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. Published annually since 1992, the book is one of 200 Princeton Review titles published by Random House. No school has ever paid a fee to be in it.

The Princeton Review is a New York-based education services company also known for its test-prep courses. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.