Owensboro, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2014) - Kentucky Wesleyan College is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company recommends the school as one of 139 institutions in twelve Southeastern states it named to its "Best in the Southeast" list for 2015.  The list is part of the Company's website feature, "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region" that posted on on August 4,2014. Kentucky Wesleyan is one of 648 colleges nationwide were named “regional bests.” These colleges constitute about 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.


Wesleyan President Craig Turner said of the announcement, “Year after year, Kentucky Wesleyan College earns this designation, a reflection of our long-standing commitment to academic rigor and individualized, nurturing student experiences, as well as the vitality of the Owensboro community. This honor is particularly significant because it is derived through rankings by our students, in addition to institutional data.”


Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, "We developed our "Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists to offer guidance for the growing number of students and parents now seeking colleges closer to home. We selected Kentucky Wesleyan College -- and the other terrific institutions on our 'regional best' lists -- primarily for their excellent academic offerings."


The Princeton Review editors narrowed their choices based on institutional data the Company collected directly from several hundred colleges in each region, staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions college counselors and advisors whose recommendations the Company invites. Franek added, "Our selections also take into account what students at the schools report to us about their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. We ask every question that a prospective applicant might want to ask on a campus visit.  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 the quality of their science lab facilities -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.


The 139 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Southeast" 2015 list 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 159 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. 


The Princeton Review ( is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books and other student resources. The Company is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.


About Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kentucky Wesleyan College, located in Owensboro, is a highly-ranked four-year United Methodist-related academic institution offering a wide range of majors in the liberal arts.


About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading test preparation and college admission services company. Every year it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation, tutoring, and admissions services, its online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House LLC. The Company delivers its services via a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A. and Canada, and through its international franchises in 14 other countries. The Company also partners directly with school districts and non-governmental organizations to provide students with college readiness services including college selection, test preparation, financial aid advice, and admissions support. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Natick, MA.  For more information, visit and  Follow the Company's Twitter feed @ThePrincetonRev



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