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King University News :: King University Named "A Best in the Southeast" College by The Princeton Review on its Website Feature :: "2015 Best Colleges :: Region By Region"

BRISTOL, Tenn. August 21, 2014– King University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company recommends the school as one of 139 institutions in twelve Southeastern states it names to its Best in the Southeast list for 2015. The list is part of the company's website feature, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” that posted on PrincetonReview.com on Aug. 4, 2014.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, “We developed our ‘Best Colleges: Region by Region’ lists to offer guidance for the growing number of students and parents now seeking colleges closer to home. We selected King University -- and the other terrific institutions on our 'regional best' lists -- primarily for their excellent academic offerings.”

The Princeton Review editors narrowed their choices based on institutional data the Company collected directly from several hundred colleges in each region, staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions college counselors and advisors whose recommendations the Company invites. Franek added, “Our selections also take into account what students at the schools report to us about their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. We ask every question that a prospective applicant might want to ask on a campus visit. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists.” 

“We count The Princeton Review’s accolade an esteemed tribute to the quality education King provides,” said Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. “Our inclusion is an affirmation of King’s overall mission of transformation in Christ and academic excellence, as well as tribute for the individual attention we provide each student.” 

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 the quality of their science lab facilities -- 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 139 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its Best in the Southeast 2015 list are located in twelve states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The Princeton Review also designated 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 in the West, and 159 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 648 colleges named regional best(s) constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. The Company is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.

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About The Princeton Review: The Princeton Review is a leading test preparation and college admission services company. Every year it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation, tutoring, and admissions services, its online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House LLC. The Company delivers its services via a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A. and Canada, and through its international franchises in 14 other countries. The Company also partners directly with school districts and non-governmental organizations to provide students with college readiness services including college selection, test preparation, financial aid advice, and admissions support. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Natick, MA. For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com and www.facebook.com/ThePrincetonReview. Follow the Company's Twitter feed @ThePrincetonRev.

King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university.  Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities.  Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing.  A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available.  King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams.  For more information about King University, visit www.king.edu.  King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.  King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia.  For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.

 

Media Contact for King University:  Laura Boggan, 423.652.4707, (lkboggan@king.edu)

Media Contacts for The Princeton Review: Kristen O'Toole, The Princeton Review, 888-347-7737 ext 1405 (kotoole@review.com) or Jeanne Krier, Princeton Review Books, 212-539-1350.