Campbell University was again designated as one of the best colleges in the Southeast byThe Princeton Review on its website feature: “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”
Campbell is one of 133 institutions in the Southeast recommended by the Review based upon student opinion and ranking in a total of 62 categories including academics, quality of professors, financial aid, career and job placement services, classroom experiences, athletic facilities, campus food, politically active students, best college newspaper, dormitories and other attributes. Campbell shares the list with other top-notch schools in North Carolina such as Appalachian State University, Elon, and North Carolina State University.
The Princeton Review also designated 218 colleges in the Northeast, 152 in the Midwest and 120 in the West as best in their locales. Collectively, the 133 colleges named “regional best” constitute approximately 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. The list focuses on the Review’s desire to raise awareness of academically excellent but lesser-known colleges for students looking to study within a specific geographic area. Although many of these schools are nationally-renowned institutions of higher learning, others may be less familiar to students.
Princeton Review Senior Vice President of Publishing Robert Franek said, “We’re pleased to recommend Campbell to users of our site as one of the best schools at which to earn their undergraduate degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. We also take into account what students report to us about their campus experiences on an 80-question survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.”
The Review does not rank the colleges hierarchically or by region or by various categories.