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Princeton Review names UW-Eau Claire a 2014 Best Midwestern College

August 19, 2013

best-midwest-webEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been named a 2014 Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review, a New York City-based education services company.

UW-Eau Claire is one of 155 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 643 colleges and universities "regional bests" in the Midwest, Northeast, West and Southeast regions of the U.S. The 643 "regional bests" represent about 25 percent of the nation's four-year colleges.

Heather Kretz, interim director of admissions at UW-Eau Claire, said The Princeton Review recognition confirms the excellence that is attained through a UW-Eau Claire degree.

"We offer high-impact educational practices such as internships, cultural immersion and student/faculty collaborative research," Kretz said. "We are known for preparing students for both lifelong learning and employability, which makes us an outstanding choice for students who seek a meaningful education that will set them apart in their career path and/or graduate studies. It's an honor to again be recognized by The Princeton Review."

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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