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August 5, 2011

Birmingham-Southern recognized by Princeton Review as one of nation's best colleges

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features BSC in the 2012 edition of its college guide "The Best 376 Colleges."

The Princeton ReviewBirmingham-Southern also is recognized in the publication as one of the 135 Best Southeastern Colleges.

Only about 15 percent of the country's 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the annual guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, including academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, and the school's commitment to the environment in its policies, practices and education programs.

Birmingham-Southern also is profiled on The Princeton Review website.

"We commend Birmingham-Southern for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president, publisher, and author of "The Best 376 Colleges." "Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity, and character."

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