HIGH POINT — High Point University has been included in The Princeton Review’s list of top colleges for the first time.
HPU is one of 12 North Carolina schools appearing in “The Best 382 Colleges” that was published Tuesday by the New York college admissions and test prep company.
In a statement, HPU President Nido Qubein said the recognition “reflects the tremendous advocacy we receive from our students and parents, which is what we value most.”
The annual college guidebook, now in its 26th year, selects its top schools based on academics as well as surveys from 137,000 college undergraduates about their professors, campus culture, student life and other factors.
The Princeton Review is perhaps best known for its more than 60 niche rankings of student and campus life, and its annual crowning of the nation’s top party school draws a flurry of media attention. (Tulane University in New Orleans is this year’s No. 1.)
High Point University made The Princeton Review’s top 20 in four categories: best college dorms (seventh), best career services (19th), most conservative students (19th) and best-run colleges (20th).
Its undergraduate program in video game design is 49th in The Princeton Review rankings.
Four other universities in the Triad were named to The Princeton Review’s top 382 schools this year: Elon University, Guilford College, UNC-Greensboro and Wake Forest University.
The other N.C. schools listed are Catawba College, Davidson College, Duke University, N.C. State University, UNC-Ashveville, UNC-Chapel Hill and Warren Wilson College.