The Princeton Review Names UNCW a Best Southeastern School

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wilmington, N.C. (August 13, 2015) - The University of North Carolina Wilmington was once again named one of the “Best Southeastern” schools by The Princeton Review, the university announced today. A total of 649 colleges and universities were named “regional bests” in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West.

“The continuous recognitions that UNCW receives reiterate the positive impact our university has on the lives of our students, and ultimately the communities they become part of after graduation,” said Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli. “Our goal is to provide strong educational programs and an enriching environment that enhances their perspectives and prepares them for the future.”

According to The Princeton Review’s release, the lists are based on information received from 130,000 students at their surveyed institutions. The survey is comprised of 80 questions about their school's academics, administration, student body, and themselves. The Princeton Review also reviews all schools for categories such as academics, admissions selectivity, eco-friendliness and fire safety.

This recognition is the fifth accolade UNCW has received over the past several weeks. In July, UNCW was named a 2015-2016 College of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction; one of the 30 Most Beautiful Coastal College Campuses by Best Value Schools; and placed tenth on the Top 50 Values for Public Colleges and Universities by Consumers Digest. The university also ranked in the top ten for its nursing and education online degree programs on the SR Education’s 2015 Top Online Degrees list.

The Princeton Review’s “Best Southeastern” institutions list includes a total of 140 four-year colleges and universities from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Other N.C. universities included on the list are North Carolina State, UNC Asheville, UNC Pembroke, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro.

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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 15,000 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.