Southeast Among Princeton Review’s 2015 ‘Best Midwestern’ Colleges


Princeton Review 2015CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 12, 2014 – Southeast Missouri State University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for 2015, according to the Princeton Review.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher, says, “Every college in our book offers outstanding academics. These colleges differ significantly in their program offerings, campus culture, locales and cost. Our purpose is not to crown one college ‘best’ overall or to rank these distinctive schools one to 379 on any single topic. We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that’s best for them.”

The rankings are based on surveys of 130,000 students at the colleges in the book in 2013-2014. The survey asks the students 80 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body and themselves.

The Midwestern colleges The Princeton Review lists are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

In the profile on Southeast, The Princeton Review says Southeast students say the University offers “small class sizes,” “personal attention” and “a wide range of majors.” Students surveyed also highlighted Southeast’s education, nursing and business programs, the River Campus and the University’s affordability. They also say Southeast has some “amazing professors” who are “very enthusiastic” and “encourage you to come see them in their offices.” “What I really like about my professors is that they actually know who I am,” says an education major. “They go out of their way to commend students who work hard and produce quality work.”

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