The Princeton Review Names UNCW One of the "Best in the Southeast"

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the "Best in the Southeast" on The Princeton Review's "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list, the University announced today. A total of 643 colleges and universities were named as "regional best(s)."

The Princeton Review observes thousands of institutions for each of their four "Best in" regions. Selections are based upon an institution's academic excellence, as well as student's ratings on several factors like campus dining, professors and overall campus life.

"It is a tremendous honor for our school to be recognized by a resource as prestigious as The Princeton Review," commented UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller. "We take pride in our academic programs, faculty and staff, extracurricular activities and campus facilities. Having our dedication to the journey of learning acknowledged in such a high profile way - by The Princeton Review and by our students - is incredibly gratifying."

UNCW is North Carolina's coastal university and is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 14,000 students, UNCW is widely acknowledged for its superb faculty and staff and its powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master's levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership, UNCW is continuously recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability.

A total of 138 four-year colleges and university are on the "Best in the Southeast" list from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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