UE Named Best in the Midwest by The Princeton Review

Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012

The University of Evansville is one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to education services company The Princeton Review. UE is one of 153 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted today on PrincetonReview.com. 

“We’re pleased to recommend the University of Evansville to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior VP/publisher. “We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite.”

“We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project,” Franek added. “Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.”

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students to rate their own schools on several topics, from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. One student called UE “a place where you will know all of your faculty and the faculty will know you and really care about you, a place where you can really talk to your professors about anything from work, to life, to your future.”

The 153 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Midwest” list are located in 12 states. The Princeton Review also designated colleges in the Northeast, West, and Southeast as best in their locales. Collectively, the 633 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. The Princeton Review does not rank the 633 colleges in its “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or in various categories. 

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