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Dordt College named 'Best in the Midwest'

July 30, 2009

Princeton Review

Dordt College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected the school as one of 158 institutions profiled in the “Best in the Midwest” section of its website. Only about 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges and universities are named on the best list rankings each year.

In “Dordt Students Say” (drawn from surveys completed by Dordt students), a biology major notes, “The professors have an opportunity to get to know the students. It’s impossible to fall through the cracks. Other students reported that Dordt “goes above and beyond what most colleges do when it comes to finding you an internship or a job after graduation.” Students quoted describe themselves as friendly, fairly motivated, decently smart, athletic, and a close-knit cohesive community.

“We chose Dordt College and the other terrific schools we recommend as regional best colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice-president of publishing. “We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey.”

The 158 colleges The Princeton Review chose for this year’s “Best in the Midwest” designation are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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