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Edgewood College Named a "Best in the Midwest" College by The Princeton Review

  • Monday, Jan 9, 2012

Madison, Wis. (August 2, 2011) - 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 153 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 1, 2011 on PrincetonReview.com. In the profile on Edgewood College on its site, students who were surveyed by The Princeton Review describe the College as "small and welcoming. The class sizes are small, so you get to know everyone, including professors," which makes for "a tight-knit education" while still allowing students to experience "a big city and the opportunities presented there you get all the benefits of living in the large, vibrant city of Madison."

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, "We're pleased to recommend Edgewood College 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 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 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."

The 153 colleges that The Princeton Review chose 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 220 colleges in the Northeast, 121 in the West, and 135 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company's "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 629 colleges named "regional best" constitute about 25% (one out of four) of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review does not rank the 629 colleges in its 2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region list hierarchically or by region or in various categories. The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, MA with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.


About Edgewood College
Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.