Princeton Review Names UE Among the “Best in the Midwest”

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The University of Evansville is among the top colleges in the Midwest, according to education services company The Princeton Review. UE is one of 155 schools The Princeton Review recommends in the “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” posted today on

“We’re pleased to recommend the University of Evansville to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees. We chose UE as one of our ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for its excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher. “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.”

Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. University of Evansville students listed outstanding academic programs, personal connections with faculty members, and strong international programs (including study abroad and on-campus cultural engagement opportunities) as some of the most meaningful aspects of their college experience. 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 155 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 643 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. For this feature, the Princeton Review does not rank colleges hierarchically or in various categories.

To view the "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" feature, click here.

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