UNC Wilmington Again Among Best Universities in 2013 National College Guides from Fiske, Princeton Review

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - Once again, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been recommended to prospective students and parents by two of the nation's most prestigious college guides. UNC Wilmington is included, for the fourth consecutive year, in the 2013 revised and updated edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. UNCW is also featured for the ninth consecutive year as one of 136 colleges and universities named by The Princeton Review to the "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

"This recognition is a testament to the extraordinary quality of our faculty and staff, who are committed to the journey of learning, the power of ideas and to our special place as North Carolina's Coastal University," said UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller. "We are very proud of our students and the great community of parents, alumni and friends who support UNCW."

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 is a selective, subjective and systematic look at 300+ of what Fiske describes as the "best and most interesting" colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Readers discover a university's unique personality based on a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food and extracurricular activities.

For its regional rankings, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues-from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food-and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and campus life. This student survey data is added to information collected directly from the schools, from visits to the schools, and from the opinions of Princeton Review staff to determine the final listing for each region.

Collectively, the colleges named "regional bests" constitute only about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

More information:

The Fiske Guides

The Princeton Review