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Union University named among best colleges in the Southeast by Princeton Review

Union has been named one of the Best Southeastern Colleges by The Princeton Review.
Union has been named one of the Best Southeastern Colleges by The Princeton Review.

JACKSON, Tenn.Aug. 9, 2010 – Union University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review.

Union is one of 133 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted Aug. 2, 2010, on PrincetonReview.com.

In the profile of Union on its site, The Princeton Review describes the university as “an institution of higher learning grounded in a Christian world and life view.”

“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.”

Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president of publishing, said, “We’re pleased to recommend Union University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.

Selection was based on institutional data collected from the schools, visits from The Princeton Review staff to the campuses and the opinions of college counselors and advisers. The Princeton Review also takes into account what each school’s students reported about their campus experiences in a survey.

The 133 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, 152 in the Midwest and 120 in the West as best in their locales on the company’s best college lists. Collectively, the 623 colleges named to the lists constitute only about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

Other West Tennessee institutions on the list were Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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