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Wesleyan Named Best in Southeast by The Princeton Review

Aug 25, 2017

West Virginia Wesleyan College has been named one of 140 best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review recommends West Virginia Wesleyan College in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” on

The Princeton Review designates winners by strength of academic programs and also considers what students at the schools reported to the publication about their campus experiences on an 80-question student survey for the project.

The schools in The Princeton Review’s “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website section are also rated in six categories by The Princeton Review. The ratings, which appear on the school profiles, are scores on a scale of 60 to 99.

“We are pleased to have been named by Princeton Review as one of The Best Southeastern Colleges,” said Wesleyan President Joel Thierstein.  “This is further testament to the academic excellence at Wesleyan.  The commitment by our students, faculty, and staff to being the best is second to none.”

 The Princeton Review also designated 229 colleges in the Northeast, 127 in the West, and 158 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists.  Collectively, the 658 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

West Virginia Wesleyan is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon. Wesleyan was founded in 1890 and is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The institution offers its students vast educational experiences and encourages good citizenship and community service. Students at West Virginia Wesleyan are engaged in over 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, English creative writing, and nursing; 22 athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations.

For more information about West Virginia Wesleyan College, please contact the Office of Admission at 304-473-8510 or visit

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, with editorial offices in New York and locations across the U.S.A. and abroad, the Princeton Review, which is a privately held company, is not affiliated with Princeton University.