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Princeton Review names Carson-Newman among “Best in the Southeast”

Academics | August 13, 2019

Carson-Newman University 2019 graduate Leah Belcher, of Jefferson City, shares a laugh with then-fellow students inside the University’s Maples Café. In a recent listing, Carson-Newman ranked among the “Best in the Southeast,” based on academics and student feedback on the University’s on-campus experience.

(August 13, 2019) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman University is among a select number of colleges that the Princeton Review has named “Best in the Southeast” for 2020 in recognition of excellence in academics and student feedback on the University’s on-campus experience.

Fewer than a quarter of the nation’s colleges qualified for the educational services company’s regional listings.

We pair academic excellence with intentional Christ conviction; together they create an educational experience that is distinctly Carson-Newman,” said University President Charles A. Fowler. “That combination uniquely positions Carson-Newman to best serve our students and makes it no surprise that we’re among the top in the region. It’s an honor we’re proud to claim.”

The “Best in the Southeast” category included 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief, noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits.

“We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences,” Franek said.

For more information about the listing, visit: princetonreview.com/bestSEcolleges

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts university located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The University has over 2,500 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.