Madison, Wis. (August 8, 2013) – Edgewood College has once again been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 155 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” on www.PrincetonReview.com.
In the profile for Edgewood College on its site, students who were surveyed by The Princeton Review say “professors are very passionate and have a wide range of knowledge and experience on their subject,” and “it’s a small campus, but you get all the benefits of living in the large, vibrant city of Madison.” Others add “the vast majority of my courses have been - and are - fun and meaningful while providing a good challenge for me.”
Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher, said “We’re pleased to recommend Edgewood College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees. We chose Edgewood College as one of our ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for its excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed 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. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."
The 155 colleges chosen for its “Best in the Midwest” list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 in the West, and 138 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 643 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
The Princeton Review does not rank the 643 colleges in its “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or by region or in various categories. The Princeton Review is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Mass. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc.