Belmont University is 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 its Web site feature “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region” that posted July 27.
Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president of publishing, said, “We chose Belmont University and the other terrific schools we recommend as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs. We also work to have our roster of ‘regional best’ colleges feature a range of institutions by size, selectivity, character and locale. We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey.”
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 (one out of four) of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.