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Georgia College recognized among “Best in the Southeast”

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August 28, 2012

Georgia College has been named a “Best in the Southeast” for the sixth consecutive year by The Princeton Review in its annual survey of regional universities and colleges.

The university joins an elite group on the 2013 list, which includes approximately 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges.

“This ranking supports the type of educational experience we provide our students as Georgia’s public liberal arts university,” said Dr. Paul Jones, Georgia College interim president. “Offering excellent academic programs in an environment where students feel welcomed and inspired is a major goal of our university.”

Georgia College is one of 136 “regional best” colleges The Princeton Review featured on its website list of Southeastern schools, part of this year’s “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

A total of 663 schools from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West earned the designation.

The profile of Georgia College on The Princeton Review’s website includes 15 campus images, background information about the institution and ways to connect to the university through social media.

The Princeton Review selected schools from the four regions primarily for their excellent academic programs. However, the review considered what students of each school reported from a student survey about their campus experiences.

The college ratings also included academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and The Green Rating — a measure of a school’s performance as an environmentally aware and responsible institution.

The Princeton Review is a New York City-based education services company known for its test-prep courses, college and graduate school admission services, books and education programs. The company is also known for its annual college, business and law school rankings in several categories based on surveys it conducts of higher education institutions and of students attending the schools.

Visit to view The Princeton Review’s complete profile of Georgia College.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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