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Princeton Review names Dordt among ‘Best in the Midwest’

August 22, 2007

Best in the Midwest

Dordt College has again been named among the “Best in the Midwest” by this year’s edition of the Princeton Review.

“We commend these institutions for their excellent academics, and we believe our choices offer applicants and their parents in these regions a wide range of fine schools to consider applying to,” said the Review regarding the 161 colleges given this year’s ‘Best in the Midwest’ designation.

A college profile posted on quotes a Dordt student as saying, “Dordt provides an education which enables us to prepare for and discern our calling in God’s world and also provides optimal opportunities to build Christ-centered relationships. That’s what Dordt is all about.”

Lasting relationships and “strong academics” are mentioned often by Dordt College students. The Princeton Review notes particularly students’ satisfaction with science programs, the premedical program, the pre-veterinarian program, an ABET accredited engineering program, the business department, and “very solid” theology and psychology programs.

The Princeton Review is a company that annually conducts college student surveys and publishes the data in five regional “Best Colleges” guides. The survey asks students questions about their school’s academics, campus life and student body, as well as their study hours, politics and opinions.

Surveys are conducted on campuses and via the Princeton Review website, at which students at all colleges have the option, yearlong, of completing a secure online survey.

Dordt College was also ranked #3 this year on U.S. News and World Report’s list of top Midwest Comprehensive Colleges, and #4 on the U.S. News and World Report list of “Great Schools, Great Prices” — Midwest colleges that offer the best value related to the school’s academic quality. Dordt was the only Iowa college named to the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list of the 10 best value colleges in the Midwest.

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