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Longwood listed again among Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges

August 4, 2010

2011 Best Southeastern College Princeton Review Award Badge

Longwood University is again 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 133 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section of its 2011 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 vice president of publishing. "We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges primarily 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 advisors 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."

The 133 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Southeast" designations are located in 12 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, 152 in the Midwest, and 120 in the West as best in their locales. The selected colleges represent only about 25 percent of the nation's four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review survey for this project 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.