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King University Named a “Best in the Southeast” College by The Princeton Review

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2015 – King University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company lists the college among its "Best in the Southeast" recommended schools in its "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature that posted on August 3, 2015.  The feature is accessible at www.princetonreview.com/bestSEcolleges. Only 140 colleges in twelve Southeastern states made The Princeton Review's "Best in the Southeast" list for 2016.

“We chose King University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's senior VP-publisher. The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.

“We also gave careful consideration to what students enrolled at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our student survey for this project,” Franek added. “We designed our 80-question survey to include questions that prospective applicants might ask on a campus visit. Only schools that permit us independently to survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists, and only schools at which we see a strong level of satisfaction among their enrolled students – whom we consider their customers – make it to our final slate of regional 'best' college selections.” 

“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.” 

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges 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 140 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Southeast" 2016 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 225 colleges in the Northeast, 125 in the West, and 159 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 649 colleges on The Princeton Review's "regional best" lists constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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About The Princeton Review: The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Natick, MA and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).  For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev.

King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-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 sports. 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 on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.