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UT Martin included on "Best in the Southeast" list by The Princeton Review


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The Princeton Review has named the University of Tennessee at Martin one of the “Best in the Southeast” as part of the company’s website feature “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” published online Aug. 5.

“For 13 consecutive years, UT Martin students surveyed by The Princeton Review have placed us among the elite public universities in the Southeast,” said Dr. Robert Smith, interim UT Martin chancellor. “Having that testimony from our students about the quality of their education is indeed an honor. As we look to the 2016-17 year, we are promising our students an even better living-learning experience.”

The Southeast list includes 140 “regional best” institutions. In total, 649 schools are included in the feature, representing only 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges and universities. Institutions receive ratings based on six categories: academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and environmental awareness.

“UT Martin is an affordable regional school with smaller classes, a significant selection of online courses and a down-home atmosphere,” wrote editors at The Princeton Review. The institution’s inclusion in the listing is based on a variety of factors, including student-professor ratios, campus life activities, availability of scholarship funding and the average test scores of the entering freshman class.

The complete list may be viewed online at



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