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August 4 2010 at 5:17 PM

Response to Yes, the Harvard of the South is so hard to get into

For four consecutive years, Georgia College has been named A Best in the Southeast by The Princeton Review.

Georgia Colleges inclusion on the list places it in an elite group of the top 25 percent of the nations 2,500 four-year colleges. Only three University System of Georgia colleges made the list: Georgia College, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

We are especially pleased to continue to rank among the nations top colleges in a variety of publications, said Georgia College President Dorothy Leland. We are dedicated to offering our students the educational experience expected at an esteemed private liberal arts college with the affordability of public higher education. This particular national recognition is an indicator of the satisfaction of our students.

Georgia College is among 133 institutions in The Princeton Reviews "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," posted Aug. 2 on

"We're pleased to recommend Georgia College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree, said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president/publishing. We chose it mainly for (its) excellent academic programs.

The company bases the list on institutional data collected directly from the schools, visits and opinions of staff, college counselors and advisors.

We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey for this project, Franke said.

The Princeton Review asks students to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.

A student surveyed for the review said Georgia College makes it easy to succeed. Everyone at GCSU really cares and wants you to succeed, whether it's in the classroom or out in the field studying in another country. There are so many opportunities to help you find your niche.

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