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Princeton Review Names KWC a 2014 "Best College"

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE NAMED TO THE PRINCETON REVIEW'S LIST,
"BEST IN THE SOUTHEAST" FEATURED ON ITS WEBSITE:
"2014 BEST COLLEGES: REGION BY REGION"



Owensboro, Ky. (August 6, 2013) – Kentucky Wesleyan College is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to the Princeton Review, the nationally known education services company.  The Princeton Review, widely known for it test prep programs and college and graduate school guides, named 138 institutions to its "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted today on the Company's website at http://www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx

The 138 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Southeast" designations are located in twelve 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 best(s)" constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

Dr. Craig Turner, president of the College, remarked about the announcement, “Kentucky Wesleyan College’s designation over a number of years reflects our strong commitment to the success of every student through academic excellence and individualized experiences. We are gratified that this ranking is achieved not only through institutional data, but through the rankings by our students.”

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, "We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees. We chose these as our '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. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues - from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food - and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.  Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. The profiles also have a "Survey Says" list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement.

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. The Princeton Review tallied these scores based on institutional data it obtained from the colleges in 2012-13 and/or student survey data. The rating score categories include: Academics, Admissions Selectivity, Financial Aid, Fire Safety, Quality of Life, and Green. The Princeton Review explains the criteria for each rating score on its site at www.princetonreview.com/college/college-ratings.aspx

The Princeton Review does not rank the 643 colleges in its "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list hierarchically or by region or in various categories. However, some schools in this list that also appear in The Princeton Review book, "The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition" may appear on some of the Princeton Review ranking lists of "top 20 colleges" in 62 categories that are unique to that book. They are based entirely on the Company's surveys of students at the 378 schools in the book.

About Kentucky Wesleyan College 
Founded in 1858, Kentucky Wesleyan College is a faith-based liberal arts college dedicated to student success through rigorous academic programs offered in a nurturing, supportive environment.

About The Princeton Review
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A., Canada, and international franchises. The Company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.



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