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King University News :: King University Named "A Best in the Southeast" College by The Princeton Review on its Website Feature :: "2014 Best Colleges :: Region By Region"

NEW YORK, August 5, 2013 – For the 10th consecutive year, King University has been named one of the “Best in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review, an education services company widely known for its test prep programs and college and graduate school guides.  The Princeton Review named 138 institutions to Southeast regional section of its website feature, 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region, that posted today on the company's website at

“We count The Princeton Review’s accolade an esteemed tribute to the quality education King provides,” said LeAnn Hughes, vice president of marketing and enrollment management for King University.  “The survey is mainly focused on the quality of a school’s academic programs, but also takes into account student satisfaction and the opinion of independent advisers.  Our inclusion is an affirmation of King’s overall mission of academic excellence, as well as applause for the individual attention we provide each student.” 

“We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president/publisher. “We chose these as our ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.  From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite.  We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us.  Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.”

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.  The profiles also have a “Survey Says” list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement.

The 138 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” designations are located in twelve states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. 



About The Princeton ReviewFounded in 1981, The Princeton Review ( is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Mass. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A., Canada, and international franchises. The Company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.

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  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.