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August 19, 2004

Birmingham-Southern included among Best 357 Colleges by The Princeton Review

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Birmingham-Southern College is included in the 2005 edition of The Best 357 Colleges released this week by The Princeton Review.

The annual college guide publication also ranks Birmingham-Southern No. 12 among the Best Bargains in private higher education and includes the college among the 136 schools named Best in the Southeast.

Colleges and universities are included in The Best 357 Colleges based on reputation; feedback from counselors, students, parents, educators, and Princeton Review staff at locations across the country; and data collected from more than 2,000 schools.

The Princeton Review then surveys current students at the 357 colleges and universities to compile rankings of the top 20 institutions in 64 different categories that cover a wide range of topics from academics to financial aid to campus amenities to social life. All but four of the rankings are based solely on current students' responses to the 70-question paper or electronic survey. The remaining four rankings factor in institutional data.

The Best 357 Colleges also has two-page profiles on each college with information on academics, admission, financial aid, student body, and campus life.

Birmingham-Southern is a four-year, private liberal arts college founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

The Princeton Review is a New York City-based company known for its test prep courses, education services, and books. It has conducted this survey since 1992.


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