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Aug. 23, 2004
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EMU receives designation as "Best Midwestern College" from The Princeton Review for second straight year

YPSILANTI ­­– For the second consecutive yearEastern Michigan University has been designated as a “Best Midwestern College” by The Princeton Review.

"I'm delighted to receive news that Eastern Michigan University once again has been named a "Best Midwestern College," said Dr. Craig Willis, interim president of EMU. "It's just one more validation of the outstanding work we do here. The students, those who hire them after graduation and those who accept them into graduate and professional programs already know we have an outstanding product."

The “Best Midwestern College” list includes 170 institutions, both public and private, from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. There are approximately 651 public and private colleges and universities in this region.

“Basically, we wanted to give some attention to some good schools in each region that may not be that well-known,” said Michael Palumbo of The Princeton Review.

Each college had to meet two criteria. First, it had to meet The Princeton Review standards for academic excellence within its region. And second, students had to participate in a survey, which is distributed and collected during an on-campus visit by the publication. A sufficient number of student surveys from the school had to be collected for an institution to be included.

The survey is divided into four fundamental sections -- "About Yourself," "Your School's Academics/Administration," "Students," and "Life at Your School" -- that collectively include more than 70 questions.

For additional information, go to http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/regional/region_midwest.asp


Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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