(August 5, 2013)

Centenary named in "The Best 378 Colleges"

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 378 Colleges," released today. Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are included, and Centenary has made the list every year since 2004. Centenary also made the list of "The Best Southeastern Colleges," one of 138 schools on the list.

"Centenary students learn to effectively and creatively work together to engage the world's challenges and solve problems for the common good," said Dean of Students Mark Miller. "As we develop leaders for a changing world, we are always pleased to receive recognition for the excellent educational experience that Centenary provides every one of our students."

The report said "students name their professors' close attention as the key to their success and satisfaction." The Princeton Review list relies primarily on annual data supplied by institutions and also takes into account direct student feedback. One anonymous student cautioned, "Most professors demand a lot out of students. There is no such thing as an easy class."

"Centenary College of Louisiana offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior Vice President.

Centenary was also recently named in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking.

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its student resources. This year's listing is the 22nd edition of The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" book.