Harding University named among top schools in Southeast

Harding University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to the nationally recognized education services company, The Princeton Review. Harding is one of 136 institutions the organization recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” that posted Aug. 20, 2012, on PrincetonReview.com.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Harding University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergraduate degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘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 about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.”

The 136 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 222 colleges in the Northeast, 122 in the West, and 153 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 633 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

To view Harding’s profile, visit http://www.princetonreview.com/HardingUniversity.aspx