UT Martin named one of best colleges in Southeast by Princeton Review

Casey Curlin Scarbrough


MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The PrincetonReview. UT Martin is one of 136 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that was posted this week on PrincetonReview.com. The university has been named to the “Best in the Southeast” listing for 10 consecutive years.

“We all work hard to ensure the rigor and value of a UT Martin degree is among the best available,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, university chancellor. “This extended recognition reflects upon the dedication of our faculty and staff, as well as being a clear indicator of how The Princeton Review views a UTM education.”

“From hundreds of institutions we reviewed in each region, we selected these colleges and universities primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publishing. “We also took into account what students attending the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our student survey for this project. Our ‘regional best’ colleges constitute only 25 percent of the nation's four-year colleges – a select group, indeed.” He added, “We believe our choices offer applicants and their parents a wide range of fine schools to consider.”

The 136 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. The Princeton Review also designated colleges in the Northeast, Midwest and West as best in their locales. Collectively, the 629 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review does not rank the 629 colleges in its “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or by region or in various categories.

For more information about UT Martin, go to www.utm.edu.