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Concord University named among 'Best in the Southeast'

ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University has again been selected among the top colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. In the "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" online feature Concord is listed as one of 138 institutions in the "Best in the Southeast" category.
Institutions receiving this designation are spotlighted for their academic excellence. The Princeton Review also uses answers from student surveys in the selection process.
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
The 12 states in the Southeast category are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
A total of 643 colleges are included among the "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region."  Along with the Southeast, schools representing the Northeast, Midwest and West are also featured. Collectively, these institutions named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.
The Princeton Review ( is an education services company known for its test-prep programs, and college and graduate school guides. The company is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the United States and internationally.
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