Carson-Newman University is among a select number of colleges the Princeton Review has named “Best in the Southeast” for 2020 in recognition of excellence in academics and student feedback on the University’s on-campus experience.

Less than one fourth of the nation’s colleges qualified for the educational services company’s regional listings.

“We pair academic excellence with intentional Christ conviction; together they create an educational experience that is distinctly Carson-Newman,” said University President Charles A. Fowler. “That combination uniquely positions Carson-Newman to best serve our students and makes it no surprise that we’re among the top in the region. It’s an honor we’re proud to claim.”

The “Best in the Southeast” category included 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief, said that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits.

“We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences,” Franek said.

For more information about the listing, visit: princetonreview.com/bestSEcolleges.