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UWRF again named a ‘Best in the Midwest’

For the fourth year in a row, UW-River Falls is one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review.

The nationally-known education services company recommends the school as one of 159 institutions in 12 Midwestern states it names to its "Best in the Midwest" list for 2015.

UW-River Falls is one of four University of Wisconsin institutions named to the list, joining UW-Eau Claire, UW-Madison, and UW-Milwaukee.

The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

Student comments in the profile on UW-River Falls are “Classes are challenging, but to the right extent,” and “Professors here care about the well-being of their students, are very willing to help, and spend time in their offices for any question [and] are always available by e-mail.”

In its profile on UW-River Falls, The Princeton Review commends the university for its “Ideal setting in a small town close to the Twin Cities, which conspire to provide (students) a college experience that allows one to do all that is ‘college,’ yet still somehow have the comfort of feeling like they are at home.”

The Princeton Review editors narrowed their choices based on institutional data the company collected directly from several hundred colleges in each region, staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions college counselors and advisors whose recommendations the company invites.

The Princeton Review ( is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.