Of 654 universities featured nationwide, 146 are in the Southeast. Rankings were determined by high academic standards and anonymous student opinion polls.
Factors rated included quality of life, which includes campus safety, activities and student assessments of their happiness on campus. Other factors included academic standards and financial aid opportunities.
A full list of the college reviews can be viewed at PrincetonReview.com (www.princetonreview.com/college/research/regional).