TROY - Troy University has been named among the best colleges and universities in the southeastern United States by The Princeton Review.
The designation marks the ninth year in a row TROY has been named to the list that includes only 643 colleges and universities nationwide and 138 colleges and universities in the Southeast. These institutions represent about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.
"The most important thing we do at Troy University is serve students," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., TROY's Chancellor. "I am convinced that the real standard in education that will sustain an institution is quality. Recognition such as the Princeton Review rankings is validation of our commitment to quality at the highest standard."
The inclusion is the result of a survey that asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences. Topics include: academics/administration, life at the school, their fellow students, and themselves. Surveys are conducted on campuses and via the Princeton Review website at which students have the option of completing a secure survey online.
According to Princeton Review, TROY was chosen as a "regional best" college due to excellence in academic programs, institutional data collected from TROY, school visits by Princeton Review staff, their opinions and the invited opinions of college counselors and advisers. Princeton Review also uses an 80-question survey of current students. Only those schools that permit the independent survey are eligible.
TROY was rated on academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and green initiatives.