The Princeton Review has named Mary Baldwin University among 135 colleges selected “Best in the Southeast” for 2012.
The ranking appears on the Princeton Review’s website feature launched this week, 2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region. In all, the college test prep and admissions consulting company selected 629 schools in four U.S. regions — the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and West — representing only 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges. The Princeton Review took into account the strength of each school’s academic programs and what students attending those schools have said about their campus experiences.
Mary Baldwin students who were surveyed noted the college’s elite Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, which, for 25 years, has given students as young as 13 the opportunity to bypass high school and receive a college education. Students also praised Mary Baldwin’s empowerment and leadership ethos, personalized educational offerings, and campus diversity. They also gave high marks to Staunton for its friendliness and arts offerings.