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Princeton Review names UW-Eau Claire a 2013 Best Midwestern College

August 21, 2012

Princeton Review LogoEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been named a 2013 Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review, a New York City-based education services company.

UW-Eau Claire is one of 153 schools in a 12-state region to receive the "Best Midwestern College" designation. The schools are listed on The Princeton Review's website.

In all, The Princeton Review named 633 colleges and universities "regional bests" in the Midwest, Northeast, West and Southeast regions of the U.S. The 633 "regional bests" represent about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

Kristina Anderson, executive director of enrollment services and director of admissions at UW-Eau Claire, said UW-Eau Claire continues to attract talented students looking for a university where they can explore, expand their horizons and excel.

"UW-Eau Claire offers what these outstanding students are looking for," Anderson said. "Our focus on high-impact educational practices — like cultural immersion opportunities, faculty/student collaborative research, study abroad and living-learning communities — is a good match for students who are eager for a meaningful education. We're known for our excellence in preparing students for both lifelong learning and employability, and being recognized for that by The Princeton Review is a great honor."

Colleges chosen had to meet The Princeton Review's standards for academic excellence within their region and allow their students to participate in an anonymous survey. The Princeton Review asked students to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review website.

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