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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Princeton Review again picks Pitt State one of the 'Best in the Midwest'

Pittsburg State University remains one of the "Best in the Midwest," according to the recently released Princeton Review’s annual rankings of American colleges and universities. The Princeton Review’s annual ranking lists are online and in the new 2007 edition of its book "The Best 361 Colleges" (Random House / Princeton Review, $21.95). PSU was selected for the same honor in the 2006 issue of the book.

The Review based its rankings on student surveys, which asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their personal experiences. Topics include: academics/administration, life at the school, their fellow students, and themselves.

Pitt State students surveyed praised the close, caring relationships they have with faculty and gave high marks for the quality of the academic programs on campus.

"Most of us take a lot of pride in our school, and that makes for a wonderfully unified student body," one student told the Review. Another wrote that professors create a "classroom environment that resembles a family atmosphere."

The Review noted that nearly everyone they surveyed believed his or her academic department deserved special recognition.

Students who choose Pittsburg State get a good value, according to the Review.

"Small classes and an 'easy-to-navigate' campus usually come with a much higher price," the Review wrote.

Pittsburg State University President Tom Bryant said that the Review's survey results are in line with what he hears from students on campus.

"The students I talk to are very appreciative of the attention and support they receive from faculty and staff," Bryant said. "They also appreciate the great small-college atmosphere and the high quality academic programs Pittsburg State offers."

For more information, visit the Princeton Review Web site.

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