St. Andrews Recognized By Princeton Review
For the third time, in recent months, a national publication has recognized St. Andrews Presbyterian College for the high-quality of its education.
The Princeton Review named St. Andrews as one of the top 146 colleges and universities in the southeastern United States.
"We believe these schools uphold the standards of our Best Southeastern College distinction and provide students with a wide breadth of excellent schools to consider," wrote Robert Franek, publisher.
On the publication's Web site, the publication says, "Our goal is simple: to identify some of the colleges and universities that we feel stand out within each region."
The designation for St. Andrews closely follows national recognition from The Washington Monthly and U.S. News and World Report.
"We are delighted that we continue to be mentioned favorably in all of these publications," said Dr. John Deegan, Jr., president of St. Andrews. "Receiving this level of endorsement helps validate the quality and breadth of education offered here at St. Andrews."
Rankings from The Princeton Review are generated through surveys of students, counselors, parents, and educators at every college. The publication then provides a sampling of quotes from the students to indicate how the ratings were reached.
"There is no such thing as a typical student at St. Andrews," one student was quoted as saying. "The diversity at such a small college is phenomenal. It is wonderful to see so many different people from everywhere interacting and accepting one another's cultures with no hesitation."
"It's all about adaptability," said another student. "Everything here can be tailored to fit if you ask. You can learn and do pretty much what you want, and the school will help you do it. Classes can be recommended to a professor and if one sounds good, it might be in the course selection in the next semester."
U.S. News and World Report recognized St. Andrews as one of the top 215 liberal arts colleges in the nation and cited the college as having graduates with the second lowest debt among its nationally ranked liberal arts colleges.
The Washington Monthly placed St. Andrews in the top 200 liberal arts colleges nationwide.
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