Best Southeastern College 2011

The Princeton Review has selected 133 colleges for this year’s “Best in the Southeast” designations (for colleges located in 12 states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia).

Some of the best Southeastern colleges include:

Lyon College - It is one of 133 schools receiving the Best in the Southeast designation, and one of only four Arkansas institutions on the list compiled by the education services company headquartered in Massachusetts. The other three institutions are Harding University, Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Centenary College - It is one of 133 institutions receiving the “Best” in the Southeastern designation in the 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region and one of The Best 373 Colleges in the country for undergraduate education. The College has consistently been on the select list since 2004.

Winthrop University - The Princeton Review has ranked Winthrop as one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to its surveys on the university’s academic excellence and student feedback regarding their college experiences. In the profile, the guidebook describes Winthrop as “a public university, which is reflected in its diverse student body, but it has a private university feel in terms of the small size of classes, the caliber of the faculty, and the beauty of the campus".

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - The Princeton Review named UT a "Best Southeastern College" for its high standards and outstanding reputation among higher education institutions in the Southeast. The magazine in 2009 also ranked UT Knoxville among the 100 "Best Value Colleges" based on undergraduate academics, affordability and financial aid.

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