Florida Tech Named a Best in the Southeast College by The Princeton Review

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 133 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted in August on PrincetonReview.com. Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review, describes Florida Tech as “an exceptional school.”

“We’re pleased to recommend Florida Tech to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergraduate degree,” Franek added. “We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and feedback we received. We considered the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisers whose recommendations we invite.”

The Princeton Review also takes into account what students at the schools reported about their campus experiences through an 80-question student survey. Only schools that permit The Princeton Review to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for the regional ‘best’ lists.

The survey asks students to rate their own schools on several issues. These range from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of campus food.

The 133 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 designated a total of 623 colleges across the United States as “regional best(s),” which constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, Mass., with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University and is not a magazine.

For more information, visit http://www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.

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