The Princeton Review Names UNCW as a "Best Southeastern” School

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the “Best Southeastern” schools in “The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition” from The Princeton Review. A total of 643 colleges and universities were named as “regional best(s).”

According to The Princeton Review’s release, rankings are based on surveys of 130,000 students (average 343 per campus) at the colleges featured in the 2013-14 book and/or the previous two school years. The survey asks students 80 questions about their school's academics, administration, student body, and themselves. The Princeton Review also rates all schools in categories such as Financial Aid, Green, and Fire Safety, Admissions Selectivity and Academics.

A total of 138 four-year colleges and universities 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. 

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.

About The Princeton Review

Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is a private education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A., Canada, and international franchises. The company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.