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UNC Asheville Featured in Princeton Review’s "The Best 371 Colleges"


ASHEVILLE, NC – UNC Asheville is featured in the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges.” The annual guidebook highlights the top 10% of institutions nationally as “cream of the crop colleges and universities.” The rankings are based in part on a survey of more than 122,000 college students, who provide candid assessments of their institutions.

The Princeton Review praised UNC Asheville as offering a “top-notch academic experience,” citing the liberal arts curriculum, challenging course material, plentiful tutoring and small classes.

Professors drew high marks for their accessibility, passion and experience. Professors are “devoted and passionate [about] their fields of study, and it shows in the classroom,” said one student interviewed by the guide. An environmental studies major added, “The classes are small enough that the professors know you by name and seem to care if you do well.”

Residence life, outdoor recreation, athletics and opportunities for relaxing in downtown Asheville were among the features commended for rounding out the college experience at UNC Asheville.

Earlier this year, UNC Asheville was ranked among just 50 public institutions nationwide in the Princeton Review’s “Best Values” college list. UNC Asheville was the only college or university in Western North Carolina to make the list.

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