The Princeton Review includes Shorter College on its “Best in the Southeast” List
For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has selected Shorter College as one of 139 schools receiving the “Best in the Southeast” designation in its “2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region” section, according to the publication’s Website, www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.
The Princeton Review’s rankings are based on the results of data received from administrators at colleges and universities across the nation, as well as on answers provided to an 80-question survey given to students at those schools. Shorter has also been included on the publication’s “best value” lists for three years.
“Our decision to produce this feature is fueled by a desire to raise awareness of academically excellent but lesser-known colleges for students looking to study within a specific geographic area. We commend these institutions for their excellent academics, and we believe our choices offer applicants and their parents a wide range of fine schools to consider applying to,” wrote Robert Franek, publisher and editorial director for The Princeton Review, in a letter announcing the designation.
“The faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to distinguishing Shorter College as a Christian college committed to excellence in education,” said Dr. Harold E. Newman, president of the college. “We have an aggressive strategic plan that is guiding our plans for the future, and we are seeing new levels of achievement in academics, the arts, and athletics. Being recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the Southeast is very gratifying and is an indication that we are doing things right.”
Shorter College will begin its 136th academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The college’s traditional programs in Rome offer students the opportunity to study in more than 40 majors. The college also offers programs for working adults at its campuses in Rome, North Atlanta, Lawrenceville and Riverdale, where students study at the associate’s-, bachelor’s- and master’s-degree levels.