Huntingdon News

August 07, 2013
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon named a Best Regional College

Flowers SteepleMontgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College has been named among the colleges and universities rated as "Best in the Southeast" in a section of The Princeton Review's Web site feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," posted August 5.  The company's Southeast regional designation includes 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Huntingdon has been included in the popular listing for a number of years. 

To develop the guide, The Princeton Review, an education services company known for it test prep programs and college guides, asks students to rate their own schools based on several issues—from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food—and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. The company also rates the schools in six categories, using institutional data obtained from annual surveys and the results of the student survey. 

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in its "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list hierarchically, by region, or in various categories. Collectively, the 643 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges, with 138 in the Southeast, 226 in the Northeast, 124 in the West, and 155 in the Midwest.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service," is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall.  Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for three years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 baccalaureate colleges. The traditional day program offers more than 20 programs of study, 14 NCAA-Division III athletic teams, more than 50 clubs and organizations, active Greek life programs, the Hobbs Honors Program, and 17 honor societies.

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