Belmont University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 136 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” posted Aug. 20 on PrincetonReview.com. In the profile on Belmont on its site, The Princeton Review describes the college as “comprehensive university … and among the fastest growing [Christian schools] in the nation.”
Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Belmont 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. 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 for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.”
For this project, The Princeton Review asked students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues, including the accessibility of their professors and quality of the campus food, as well as to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.