University of Lynchburg is ranked No. 19 in “Best-Run Colleges,” according to the 2020 edition of The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 385 Colleges.” Lynchburg was one of only three Virginia institutions on the “Best-Run” list.
The Princeton Review, an education services company, selects institutions for “The Best 385 Colleges” based on data from the institution and students’ responses to surveys. The “Best-Run” ranking was based on student feedback about the school being run smoothly. Lynchburg also was listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best Southeastern” colleges.
Student responses about the University describe an “academic environment [that] is the perfect level of challenge and excitement.” Students say Lynchburg is “huge on community service” and it’s easy for students to “get out there and get involved in the local community.”
They say the campus environment is “friendly” and the small classes are “very discussion-based.” A nursing student describes the faculty as “incredible … caring, compassionate, and experienced,” adding that faculty at Lynchburg “go above and beyond for us each day to make us the best nurses possible.”
“Once again, The Princeton Review has named the University of Lynchburg among the best colleges and universities in the U.S.,” Lynchburg President Dr. Kenneth R. Garren said. “It’s also great to hear that our students consider Lynchburg one of the ‘best-run colleges’ in the country. It’s further proof that our staff and faculty are working hard to create the best possible experience for our students.”
“The Best 385 Colleges” rankings are based on surveys of 140,000 students at 385 top colleges that include a wide representation by region, size, selectivity, and character. Published annually since 1992, the book has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories, as well as ranking lists of the top-20 schools in 62 categories. To read more about Lynchburg’s ranking and the methodology behind it, visit The Princeton Review’s website.