category: Campus News The Princeton Review: Carson-Newman one of the “Best in the Southeast” category: Campus News | August 20, 2013 The Princeton Review has named Carson-Newman University as one of the best schools in the Southeast. The education services company recognized the nation’s top quarter of higher education institutions in their “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. “We are very pleased to be recognized again by those at The Princeton Review,” said Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien. “This honor not only speaks to Carson-Newman’s commitment to academic quality, but serves as a testament to our students, faculty, and staff who make Carson-Newman a place of transformational education.” The 138 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. “We’re pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP/ Publisher. “We chose these as our ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.” According to The Princeton Review, the list was determined by asking students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. The profiles also have a “Survey Says” list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement. The Princeton Review, which is not affiliated with Princeton University, has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals through college and graduate school test preparation.