JACKSON, Tenn. – July 29, 2009 – Union University is one of five colleges in West Tennessee to be listed among the 141 Best Southeastern Colleges by The Princeton Review.
“We are grateful for the recognition by The Princeton Review, which is an indication of the quality of the education students receive at Union,” Union President David S. Dockery said. “Our outstanding faculty, staff and students are committed to excellence and deserve the credit for such honors as this.”
The 141 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” designations are located in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Princeton Review also designated 218 colleges in the Northeast, 123 in the West and 158 in the Midwest as best in their locales. The 640 colleges named “regional best(s)” represent only about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
“We chose Union University and the other terrific schools we recommend as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing for The Princeton Review. “We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisers whose recommendations we invite.
“We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey.”
Institutions from West Tennessee on The Princeton Review list were Union, Christian Brothers University, Freed-Hardeman University, Rhodes College and the University of Tennessee at Martin.