Buies Creek, N.C.--Campbell University made the list of The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges in the Southeast." Campbell is one of 141 institutions recommended in the Southeast section of the Review's website feature, "2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted on July 27.
"We chose Campbell and the other terrific schools we recommend as our â€˜regional best' colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs," said Robert Franek, vice president for Publishing for The Princeton Review.
The schools are selected on the basis of institutional data collected from several hundred schools in each region, visits to the schools and the opinion of independent and high school-based college advisors. The Review also takes into account each institution's student reports, an 80-question student survey.
The survey for the project asks students to rate their schools on several issues-from accessibility of professors to quality of campus food. Each student is also required to provide information about themselves, fellow students and campus life. The rating categories include academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, quality of life, fire safety and "green" rating. The profiles of all schools featured in the "2010Best Colleges Region by Region" website include college ratings based on institutional data provided by the colleges in 2008-2009 student survey data.
The Princeton Review is known for its tutoring and classroom test preparation courses, books and college and graduate school admission services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.
For more information on Campbell's performance in each "Best Colleges" category, visit http://www.princetonreview.com. The Princeton Review site contains a section titled "User's Guide to our College Ratings" that explains the criteria for each category.
Founded in 1887, Campbell University is a private, coeducational institution of the liberal arts, sciences and professions offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. The university is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, the School of Education, The School of Pharmacy and the Divinity School. The university was ranked in the top tier of "Best Universities in the South" offering masters' degrees by U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Colleges" 2006 edition and named one of the "100 Best College Buys" in the nation by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.