Princeton Review names Harding among top schools in Southeast

SEARCY, Ark. – Harding University is again one of the best
universities in the Southeast, according to the Princeton Review. The
New York City-based education services company selected the school as
one of 141 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Southeast”
section of its Web site feature 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region
posted July 27.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president of publishing,
“We chose Harding University and the other terrific schools we
recommend as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their
excellent academic programs.   We also work to have our roster of
‘regional best’ colleges feature a range of institutions by size,
selectivity, character and locale.  We choose the schools based on
institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each
region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of
independent and high school-based college advisers whose
recommendations we invite.  We also take into account what each
school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus
experiences on our 80-question student survey.”

The colleges chosen by The Princeton Review for its “Best in the
Southeast” designation are located across 12 states. Colleges in the
Northeast, West and Midwest were also designated best in their locale
on the company’s 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region Web site
section. The 640 colleges named “regional best” represent only about
25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

Harding had a record enrollment during the 2008-09 school year of more
than 6,500 students from 48 states and 52 foreign countries. It is the
largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National
Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding
also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England,
France/Switzerland, Greece, Italy and Zambia.

To view Harding’s profile, visit