UWRF gains Midwestern recognition
UW-River Falls is one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.
It is one of 155 institutions, and one of four University of Wisconsin System institutions, The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that was posted Aug. 5 on PrincetonReview.com.
The 155 colleges chosen for its "Best in the Midwest" list are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The Princeton Review also designated 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 in the West, and 138 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.
Collectively, the 643 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.
"We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior VP/publisher. “We chose these as our 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.
“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.
“Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."
The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources.