The University of West Florida has once again been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast according to “The Princeton Review.” The education services company selected the school as one of 141 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of the Web site feature 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region that was posted July 27.
“We chose UWF and the other terrific schools we recommend as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, “Princeton Review’s” vice president of publishing. “We also take into account what each school’s students report to us about their campus experiences.”
The ranking lists are based on the 80-question survey which asks students about their school’s academics, administration, campus life, student body and themselves. The ratings are based largely on institutional data collected during 2008 through 2009.
The 141 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, 123 in the West and 158 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region section on its site. The 640 colleges named “regional best(s)” represent only about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.