Princeton Review “Best Colleges” guide ranks Centenary among best national, southeastern colleges

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College has been recognized as one of the nation’s best colleges in the Princeton Review’s 2023 “Best 388 Colleges” publication. The annual ranking helps college applicants find the best fit by comparing hundreds of American colleges and universities. Centenary is also included in the Princeton Review’s list of “Best Southeastern” colleges.

“As we start a new academic year, it is nice to reflect on our many successes. We are once again pleased to be recognized by Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best colleges,” says Calhoun Allen, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing at Centenary. “Since every institution is unique, we especially appreciate the inclusion of student voices in the rankings used by Princeton Review, and the recognition by our students of the many one-of-a-kind opportunities that we offer at Centenary.”

Princeton Review produces 50 annual college rankings lists based on data from surveys of 160,000 students at the 388 institutions included in its book. The student survey includes 80 questions covering academics, administration, and student life, and each college is given a score based on its students’ answers to the survey questions. The survey responses represent a wide diversity of student voices at institutions that vary by region, size, selectivity, and character.

The full 2023 Centenary profile found at provides statistical data alongside student survey responses. Students praised Centenary’s support for “one-of-a-kind opportunities” for cultural immersion, both at home and abroad. The survey answers also revealed that Centenary students value the rigor of their coursework, the opportunities for both independent research and collaborations with faculty members, and the accessibility of their professors.

Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. It has published the “Best Colleges” book since 1992.


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