Press Release for Friday, August 8, 2014
Princeton Review Names UNF Best in the Southeast College
Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
For the sixth consecutive year, the University of North Florida is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review.
The nationally-known education services company recommends UNF as one of 139 institutions in 12 Southeastern states it names to its “Best in the Southeast” list for 2015. The list is part of the company’s website feature, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”
“I am delighted that UNF is being recognized as an all-around outstanding academic institution within the Southeast by The Princeton Review,” said UNF President John Delaney. “This prestigious recognition affirms the tremendous on-going effort UNF has put forth to build one of the finest universities in the state.”
The Princeton Review editors narrowed their choices based on institutional data the company collected directly from several hundred colleges in each region, staff visits to schools over the years and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose recommendations the company invites.
“We’re pleased to recommend the University of North Florida to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose UNF and the other institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher.
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 the quality of their science lab facilities—and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.
Students say, “There is no typical student at UNF.” Filled with “friendly” people, UNF students “get an excellent education, for a terrifically low tuition, by knowledgeable and caring instructors.” Professors were praised for their accessibility, with students reporting that they have “never had a situation where a professor was unavailable.”
The Princeton Review doesn’t rank the 648 colleges in its “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or in various categories. The 139 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” 2015 list 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 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 in the West, and 159 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 648 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books and other student resources. For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com.
UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.