Mayville State University is one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The well-known education services company lists the college among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in its "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature that posted on August 3, 2015. The feature is accessible at http://www.princetonreview.com/bestMWcolleges. Only 159 colleges in twelve Midwestern states made The Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" list for 2016.
"We chose Mayville State University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Senior VP-Publisher. The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.
"We also gave careful consideration to what students enrolled at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our student survey for this project," Franek added. "We designed our 80-question survey to include questions that prospective applicants might ask on a campus visit. Only schools that permit us independently to survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists, and only schools at which we see a strong level of satisfaction among their enrolled students – whom we consider their customers – make it to our final slate of regional 'best' college selections."
Mayville State students surveyed were quoted as saying “an ‘extremely student-friendly’ school in rural North Dakota, Mayville State University is an excellent value. At this tiny public institution, students benefit from the unusual combination of ‘low cost and small classroom size’ as well as a ‘warm and personable’ academic atmosphere. Mayville's professors are ‘very passionate about their profession’ and ‘willing to bend over backwards’ for their students.”
The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on several issues - from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities - and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.
Collectively, the 649 colleges on The Princeton Review's "regional best" lists constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges. The Princeton Review does not rank the 649 colleges, either overall, by region, or in various categories. However, some schools on the "regional best" lists that also appear in The Princeton Review's book, The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition, appear on some of the company's 62 ranking lists of "top 20 colleges" that are published in that book. All of those ranking lists are based entirely on the company's surveys of students at the 380 schools in the book.
The 159 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Midwest" 2016 list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 225 colleges in the Northeast, 125 in the West, and 140 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.
About Mayville State University
Mayville State University is a personable rural campus. Featuring technology-enriched education, MSU is nationally identified for teacher education, the largest academic program on campus. Business administration and fitness and wellness are also popular majors on a campus known for the personal attention provided to its students. Mayville State University offers exciting options to meet the diverse needs of today’s students. In addition to providing high quality educational opportunities for traditional on-campus students, the university offers accessible courses and degrees via a variety of delivery methods so that working adults may pursue educational goals while remaining close to their homes, families, and jobs. Distance students may enroll as non-degree-seekers or pursue degree programs.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Natick, MA and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev.