Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
Princeton Review Features
Centenary College of Louisiana among "The Best 345 Colleges"
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College
of Louisiana is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate
education, according to The Princeton Review, the New York-based company
known for its test-prep and education services. Centenary is one of 345
schools featured in the 2003 edition of The Princeton Review annual college
guide, The Best 345 Colleges (Random House/Princeton Review).
In the book's profile on Centenary,
the guide's editors describe the college in three categories: academics,
life and student body.
Says Robert Franek, editorial director
of The Princeton Review, "This guide reflects our vision of the most impressive
institutions for undergraduate education. Fewer than 10 percent of
the colleges in America, and only two Canadian colleges, are profiled.
We believe each one offers an outstanding academic program."
Franek said the selection of colleges
"is informed by our visits to schools, by data we review about them, and
by the opinions of admissions pros, college presidents, college counselors,
students and parents."
The guide has a wide representation
of colleges, by region, size, selectivity and character. It includes public
and private schools, traditional and non-traditional colleges, historically
black colleges and universities, and science and technology-focused institutions.
The guide offers two-page profiles
of the colleges and college ranking lists based on what students attending
the schools report about their college and campus experiences. The rankings
for the 2003 edition are based on surveys of 100,000 students at the 345
colleges in the book.
Centenary was rated most highly for
its academics and for its financial aid offerings. The book quotes
one undergraduate as saying that Centenary professors "are willing to have
study sessions and homework sessions with the class… Also, they are willing
to help you with research, finding a job, and graduate school. It's
really great to know that your teachers care that you are coming to class
The Best 345 Colleges is one
of over 180 books developed by The Princeton Review in a line published
by Random House Inc. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with
Princeton University or ETS.
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