Meredith Named a Princeton Review Best in the Southeast

Meredith College is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It 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."

For this project, The Princeton Review asks 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. Student comments include the following:

•“Meredith College is a place where women are given the tools and the confidence necessary to make an impact and do what they love (and not what they think they must settle for).”

•The “intensive coursework” challenges students “to become the best critical thinkers they can be so that they are prepared for the world outside of school,” and “teaches young women how to be competitive in the world of today and tomorrow.”

•Meredith’s “outspoken,” “fearless,” “aware,” and “independent” women are “active about doing something in their lives and in the world.” This “very tight-knit group of students” regard their education as an opportunity to “push your mind and your conventions” and “make your own way in life.”

The schools in The Princeton Review’s "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website section are also rated in six categories by The Princeton Review. The rating scores Meredith received include: Academics: 79, Admissions Selectivity 76, Financial Aid 77, Fire Safety 77, Quality of Life 90, and Green 60. The Princeton Review explains the criteria for each rating score on its site.

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 "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 623 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review does not rank the 623 colleges in its "2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list hierarchically or by region or in various categories.

Date Submitted: 2010-08-13

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