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Press Release for Wednesday, July 30, 2008

UNF Named Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida was just named one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. UNF is among 139 top colleges and universities receiving the designation “Best in the Southeast” in Princeton Review’s Web site feature “2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

“Once again, the University is proud to have been selected as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review,” said UNF President John A. Delaney. “UNF’s focus on teaching students and providing them with an individualized college experience is definitely putting us on the map.”

The 139 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” designations are located in 12 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

“We commend all of the schools we named this year as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president of Publishing.

The Princeton Review also designated 212 colleges in the Northeast, 120 in the West, and 159 in the Midwest. The 630 colleges named “regional best” represent about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges and universities.

The Princeton Review survey for this project asked 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 is a New York City-based company known for its test-prep courses, education services and books. For more information, visit