Princeton Review Names Augustana a 'Best in the Midwest'
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Augustana has again been ranked among the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. The College is one of 153 premier institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region."
"We're pleased to recommend Augustana to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. 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 narrowed 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. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher.
The 153 colleges The Princeton Review chose 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.
Earlier this month, Augustana was ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities and was listed as the highest-ranked undergraduate institution in South Dakota, according to Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.”