- The university is one of 133 institutions the Princeton Review recommends in its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," on PrincetonReview.com.
- In the profile, the Princeton Review describes Winthrop as “a public university, which is reflected in its diverse student body, but it has a private university feel in terms of the small size of classes, the caliber of the faculty, and the beauty of the campus.”
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Named a “Best in the Southeast” College by the Princeton Review" (2010). Winthrop News 2010. 109.