Virginia Wesleyan University was featured in the Princeton Review’s 2022 Best Regional Colleges for the Southeast region. The review attributes this recognition to VWU’s tight-knit community and emphasis on liberal arts,
sustainability and relationships.
Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek commended the school on its success with academics and expressed his pride to recommend VWU to students looking for a school that best fits them. The size of the campus allows for close
relationships between students and faculty, which provides more professional opportunities for students.
Freshman Kendra Gomez feels the tight knit community and the efforts by the university to make the campus experience enjoyable.
“I think it’s really cool that I’m a part of a campus that continues to improve itself every year in giving their students an affordable education,” said Gomez.
The VWU website highlighting the review states, “Only about 14 percent of America’s 2,700 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications.” Criteria for selection
include academic performance, student reviews and other ratings determined by data collected each academic year.
The campus was highlighted as a valuable aspect of what makes VWU noteworthy in its Princeton Review profile, and was fundamental to its feature in the 2022 Guide to Green Colleges. The Greer Environmental Science Center has received praise far and wide as a LEED Gold building
and one of the most environmentally-friendly academic buildings in the country. Awards from AIA Virginia, ASLA Virginia and ASID Virginia/IIDA Virginia-West Virginia have helped to secure Greer’s state and nation-wide
reputation for being a model of sustainability
BY WILL ZIMMERMAN-FARKAS
Image Courtesy of The Princeton Review