Florida Southern College Chosen for Inclusion in The Princeton Review College Guide, “The Best 366 Colleges: 2008 Edition”
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 5, 2007) — Florida Southern College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based company known for its test-prep courses, books and other education services, has selected Florida Southern for inclusion in the forthcoming edition of its popular annual “best colleges” guidebook. Titled "The Best 366 Colleges: 2008 Edition" (Random House / Princeton Review Books, $21.95 paperback), the guide will be available in bookstores in late August 2007.
Said Robert Franek, V.P. / Publishing, The Princeton Review, “Only about 10% of the colleges in America are in this book. It is our flagship guide to ‘the crème of the crop’ institutions for undergraduates. We chose them as our ‘best’ based on several criteria including: our regard for their academic programs and other offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the opinions of students, parents and educators we talk to and survey."
"The Best 366 Colleges" includes public and private institutions of higher education. Says Franek, "We present a wide range of colleges in the book. They vary by region, size, selectivity and character, but each one is an outstanding institution we recommend to our readers and users of our website."
What sets The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" guide apart from all other college guides is that it is the only one offering both two-page profiles on the schools and college ranking lists in over 60 categories based on surveys of over 115,000 students at the schools in the book who rate their own schools and report on their experiences at them. The book’s narrative profiles also include candid comments from students The Princeton Review surveyed at each school.
When each edition is published, The Princeton Review posts the book’s ranking lists and excerpts from the college profiles on its web site, www.princetonreview.com.
"The Best 366 Colleges" is one of several college-related guides in a line of more than 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The 2007 edition, titled "The Best 361 Colleges," was published in August 2006.