Belmont University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company selected Belmont as one of 133 institutions recommended in the “Best in the Southeast” section of its Web site feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted Aug. 2 on PrincetonReview.com.
Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president of publishing, said, “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.”
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 best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.