JACKSON, Tenn. – Aug. 5, 2008 – Union University is one of five colleges in West Tennessee to be named listed among the 138 Best Southeastern Colleges by The Princeton Review.
“The Princeton Review designation is another marker pointing to the quality of a Union University education,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. The 630 colleges across the country named “regional best” represent only about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
“We commend all of the schools we name this year as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing for The Princeton Review. “We selected them based on institutional data we collected from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors 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.”
Those institutions from West Tennessee on The Princeton Review list were Union, Christian Brothers University, Freed-Hardeman University, Rhodes College, and the University of Tennessee-Martin.
Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day classes canceled.
A decision on evening classes at Jackson and Germantown will be made by noon on Thursday. Hendersonville evening classes are canceled.
The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.