Princeton Review Names Kent State One of the Best Midwestern Colleges
For the fifth consecutive year, Kent State University was named one of the best universities to attend in the Midwest, gaining inclusion into The Princeton Review’s 2007 guide to “The Best Midwestern Colleges.”
Kent State is one of 163 universities in 11 Midwestern states ranked by The Princeton Review, a nationally-renown New York City-based company mostly recognized for its student test preparation and admissions services.
“Once again, Kent State’s commitment to quality and academic excellence has been reaffirmed,” says Charles Rickard, associate vice president of enrollment management. “Our efforts to strengthen the university’s brand are evident in this wonderful recognition.”
This year’s “Best in the Midwest” ranking was formulated through a combination of academic assessment and feedback received from anonymous student surveys. A 70-question survey was administered to undergraduate students by e-mail asking them to candidly rate Kent State on several topics including: academics/administration, life at school, their fellow students and themselves. The majority of survey questions were multiple choice, while others offered students the opportunity to respond in a narrative fashion.
“We believe these schools uphold the standards of our Best Midwestern College distinction and provide students with a wide breadth of excellent schools to consider,” says Robert Franek, publisher and editorial director.
The Princeton Review mandated that each of the “Best of” regions contain a wide variety of colleges ranging from liberal to conservative, expensive to inexpensive and traditional to nontraditional.