Wesleyan deemed one of best in region

West Virginia Wesleyan College has been named one of 138 of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review recommends West Virginia Wesleyan in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” on PrincetonReview.com.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher, said the publication chose Wesleyan and the other institutions as the “regional best” colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.

“We’re pleased to recommend West Virginia Wesleyan to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” Franek said. “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.”

The Princeton Review also considers what students at the schools reported to the publication about their campus experiences on an 80-question student survey for the project.

The schools in The Princeton Review’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website section are also rated in six categories by The Princeton Review. The ratings, which appear on the school profiles, are scores on a scale of 60 to 99.

“We are very proud to be one of the Princeton Review’s choices for the best southeastern colleges,” said Wesleyan President Pamela Balch. “Our high academic ranking by The Review is a testament to our quality curriculum, faculty and students. At Wesleyan, students receive quality education in small classes on a beautiful campus; and, all at an affordable price.”

The 138 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” designations are located in 12 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 155 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 643 colleges named “regional bests” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

For more information about West Virginia Wesleyan College, please contact the Office of Admission at 304-473-8510 or visit www.wvwc.edu.

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books and other student resources. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., with editorial offices in New York and locations across the USA and abroad, the Princeton Review, which is a privately held company, is not affiliated with Princeton University.