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Shepherd named a best southeast school by Princeton Review

ISSUED: 13 August 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the southeast according to the Princeton Review’s website. The New York City-based education services company selected Shepherd as one of 138 institutions it recommends in its Best in the Southeast website feature titled 2014 Best Colleges Region by Region. This is the eighth year Shepherd has been selected.

Colleges and universities listed in the Best in the Southeast section 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. According to the Princeton Review, the 643 colleges named regional bests constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review uses institutional data along with the opinions of college counselors, students, and the Review’s staff to select institutions for the regional best colleges list.

The schools selected for the Princeton Review’s website section are also rated in six categories: Academics, Admissions Selectivity, Financial Aid, Fire Safety, Quality of Life, and Green.

The 2014 Best Colleges Region by Region is available at

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