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Princeton Review Names BC One of Best in Southeast


Bridgewater 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 136 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section on its website feature, 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region.
In the profile on Bridgewater at, 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 and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs, but we also take 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.

According to the Review, students say of BC, "You know you're getting your money's worth" thanks to consistently small class sizes and ample personal interaction with faculty. One senior is quoted as saying, "I've never been turned away from a professor's office; they always make time for their students and advisees."

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 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.

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Charles Culbertson
Director of Media Relations and
Editor of Bridgewater Magazine
Office: 540-828-5720
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Mary Kay Heatwole
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Abbie Parkhurst
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Office: 540-828-5782
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