LC one of "Best 373 Colleges"

Tuesday August 3 2010


Lynchburg College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's 2011 edition, The Best 373 Colleges. Only about 15 percent of the 2,500 four-year colleges in America are selected for this guide.

Students praise Lynchburg College for its "tight-knit" community and solid liberal arts education that helps "to prepare them for life."

Robert Franek, author of The Best 373 Colleges,says, "We commend Lynchburg College for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book. Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

The Princeton Review's 62 ranking lists are entirely based on its survey of 122,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them.

Topics range from student assessments of their professors, administrators, financial aid, and campus food. Other ranking lists are based on student reports about their student body's political leanings, race/class relations, gay community acceptance, and other aspects of campus life.

Lynchburg College is also one of the 133 colleges named a "Best Southeastern College" by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review is a New York-based company known for its test preparation, education, and college admission services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University and does not publish a magazine.

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