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UW-Eau Claire in Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ listing

| Gary Johnson

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is among the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. 

UW-Eau Claire is one of seven public institutions in Wisconsin and Minnesota on the list, which includes 158 public and private colleges and universities in the 12-state Midwest region.

The Princeton Review, a well-known education services company, did not rank the institutions included on its best colleges list.

Institutions on the list were chosen primarily for their academics, said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. He said the company considered data from administrators, staff visits over the years and the opinions of college counselors and advisors. 

"We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences," Franek said.

UW-Eau Claire’s campus profile on The Princeton Review’s website states that students describe the university as a “close-knit campus” and “a very good education for a very reasonable price.” 

One UW-Eau Claire student surveyed said: “It’s not a huge school so people know each other and acknowledge one another.”

Another Blugold complimented faculty: “My professors have all been passionate about what they are teaching, which really motivates me to learn to pay attention.”

The Princeton Review’s best colleges in the Midwest list can be found here.