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Trine among best in the Midwest
Princeton Review lists Trine on Web site
Trine University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review.
The New York City-based education services company selected Trine University as one of 159 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section on its PrincetonReview.com feature 2009 Best Colleges Region by Region.
In its profile on Trine at www.PrincetonReview.com, The Princeton Review describes the school as a private institution offering a career-oriented education and personal attention in a hands-on learning environment. It praises the faculty as experts in their fields, most with doctoral degrees or who are registered professional engineers.
"We commend all of the schools we name this year as our 'regional best' colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president for publishing. “We selected them based on institutional data we collected from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisers whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers—their students—report to us about their campus experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey. Finally, we work to have our annual roster of regional best colleges present a range of institutions in each region that varies by size, selectivity, character and locale."
The 159 colleges The Princeton Review chose for this year’s Best in the Midwest designations are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 212 colleges in the Northeast, 120 in the West, and 139 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region section on its site. The 630 colleges named regional bests represent only about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.