Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. This is the fourth consecutive year that CBU has been named a Best Southeastern College. As one of the 135 chosen Southern schools on the website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” CBU continues to distinguish itself among the top.
According to the results of the surveys given by The Princeton Review, CBU students described the school as “the perfect environment for learning,” and a “small institution” that is rooted in “the Lasallian tradition of service and academics.” The students further noted that CBU provides “personalized education and attention” that focuses on “personal improvement, intellectually as well as emotionally and leaves graduates “prepared to enter the professional world.”
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., University President, acknowledges, “CBU’s recognition by The Princeton Review affirms the distinctive academic and life experiences our students are provided by our dedicated faculty and staff, grounded in a 140 year Lasallian heritage. This recognition is also a wonderful tribute to the success of our graduates who leave CBU to become leaders in their fields of study.”
The Princeton Review performs an annual regional breakdown of the top colleges and universities in the country. This year’s sample of the nation’s institutions of higher education is comprised of 629 schools from the West, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast. Varying in size, locale and diversity, the chosen schools represent 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. The Princeton Review is a useful guide for potential students and parents when considering a future college.
To be chosen for the regional awards, each school is rated based on institutional data, visits by Princeton’s Review staff to the schools over the years, questionnaires given to students, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors.