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U of A named to top list

By: 4 August 2010 One Comment

This information is from the University of Arkansas’ University Relations website.

FAYETTEVILLE– The University of Arkansas is the only public university in Arkansas to be included in the annual Princeton Review guide to higher education, the 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges, U of A officials announced Wednesday.

The Best 373 Colleges is intended as a tool to help high school students decide where they want to apply to college, according to the guide.

The U of A is also ranked as one of the top 50 ”Best Value Public Institutions,” and one of the top 133 colleges and universities in the southeast region of the U.S.

Only about 15 percent of all four-year higher education institutions in the U.S. are chosen to be profiled in the Princeton Review.

“It’s always a pleasure to be recognized in a consumer guide like the Princeton Review,” said U of A Chancellor G. David Gearhart. “I’m happy to see that we are being recognized for our students, our academics and the environment here on campus – as well as for the value that we provide for our students.”

The Princeton Review guide offers two-page profiles of each of the 373 institutions listed. The profiles are a mixture of:

  • Ratings and assessments researched and prepared by the publication;
  • Recruiting material from the institution; and
  • A description of the campus environment, which is prepared from students’ comments.

The University of Arkansas received high scores in “quality of life” and a “green” rating, related to sustainability efforts. Other ratings were in the mid-range of the survey.

For more information about the Princeton Review, visit their website at

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