Princeton Review names Bridgewater College One of Best in Southeast

bridgewater collegeBridgewater College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review.

The New York City-based education services company selected Bridgewater as one of 138 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section on its website feature, 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

In the profile on Bridgewater at PrincetonReview.com, the college is described as one concerned with “personally developing students in every aspect of life and making each individual physically, academically, socially and mentally fit for the real world.”

Robert Franek, vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review, commended Bridgewater and all the schools named as ‘regional best’ colleges.

“We’re pleased to recommend Bridgewater College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn an undergraduate degree,” he said. “We chose Bridgewater mainly for its excellent academic programs, but we also took into account what students reported to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey.”

Franek said students at Bridgewater, for example, were surveyed on a range of issues from accessibility of professors to quality of campus food.

The Princeton Review, which operates in 41 states and 22 countries, is a standardized test preparation and admissions consulting company. It is not affiliated with Princeton University or the Educational Testing Service.

The 138 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” designations are located in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to more than 1,800 undergraduate students.