Press Release for Tuesday, August 3, 2010

UNF Named a Best in the Southeast College by Princeton Review

Joanna Norris, Associate Director

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102


The University of North Florida is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It’s one of 133 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region.


“UNF is thrilled to be recognized for the third consecutive year as an all-around outstanding academic institution within the Southeast by The Princeton Review,” said President John Delaney. “This prestigious recognition affirms the tremendous on-going effort UNF has put forth to build one of the finest universities in Florida.”


In the profile on UNF, The Princeton Review describes the college as “possessing all the aspects of a huge state college with a much more laid back feel” and where students “love to learn and are actively involved in making a real difference.”


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 on the company’s “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 623 colleges named “regional bests” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.


“We’re pleased to recommend UNF to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president of publishing.


The Princeton Review doesn’t rank the 623 colleges in its “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or by region or in various categories. For this project, the Princeton Review asks students to rate their own schools on several issues—ranging 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, headquartered in Framingham, MA, with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.



The Princeton Review has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 28 years through college and graduate school test preparation and tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, (, the company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for and learn how to pay for higher education.