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St. Norbert College again ranked as one of "The Best in the Midwest" by the Princeton Review

From St. Norbert College, July 30, 2009
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

The Princeton Review has released its 2010 online profiles of the best colleges and universities in the nation and, once again, the magazine reports that St. Norbert College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest. The school is among those receiving the Best in the Midwest designation.

According to the Princeton Review the schools ranked were chosen primarily for their excellent academic programs. The publication also worked to have a roster of "regional best" colleges that featured a range of institutions by size, selectivity, character and locale. The schools were selected based on institutional data collected from several hundred schools in each region; visits to schools over the years; and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors invited to make recommendations. Princeton Review also takes into account what students at each school report to them about their campus experiences, via an 80-question student survey.

The Princeton Review divides the country into four regions and identifies 640 colleges nationally, 158 of them being in the Midwest, that they feel stand out as academically excellent institutions of higher learning. The 640 colleges named "regional best(s)" represent only about 25 percent (one out of four) of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

Some are nationally known, while others have strong regional reputations; together they represent an inclusive cross-section of colleges. Go to for more information.

"We are pleased to be ranked one of the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by the student based Princeton Review," said St. Norbert College president Thomas Kunkel. "Students appreciate our excellent academic reputation, our friendly supportive community, the opportunity to study all over the world, and a chance to work to improve the lives of others."

St. Norbert College is a Catholic, Norbertine liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, focus on international awareness, and leadership and service opportunities. Founded in 1898 by the Rev. Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., a Norbertine priest, St. Norbert College provides an education that is academically, personally and spiritually challenging. U.S. News & World Report's guide to "America's Best Colleges," ranks St. Norbert College among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. The college has also been named to Templeton Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges.