Princeton Review recognizes Marietta as a ‘Best Midwestern College’

Marietta College continues to be one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

Marietta is one of 152 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” at PrincetonReview.com.

“We are pleased to see that, again this year, Marietta College is highly regarded as one of the top colleges in the Midwest by The Princeton Review,” said David Rhodes, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “This ranking is based largely on a student survey, and that feedback is reflective of the quality of our programs and the satisfaction that our students have for distinction.”

The 152 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Midwest” list are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 218 colleges in the Northeast, 120 in the West, and 133 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 623 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools 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 site.

“We're pleased to recommend Marietta 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,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's V.P., Publishing. “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.”

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