Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/03/2006 - The word is out about University of Central Missouri! The Princeton Review has listed UCM as one of best values in higher education by naming the university to its Best Midwestern College list. UCM is among 158 public and private colleges and universities throughout the midwestern United States to earn the distinction.
Students Surveyed Provide Insight
A leading provider of test preparation, educational support, and college admissions services, The Princeton Review goes straight to the source to obtain this comprehensive evaluation by annually surveying 110,000 college students. The Midwest's "Best 361 Colleges" are determined by the students who attend them.
More than 60 categories are covered, including a variety of topics the The Review believes applicants to the schools might want to ask about if they could make a campus visit. Students have an opportunity to provide candid and honest evaluations in the areas of academics, campus life, financial aid, and campus amenities.
Campus Amenities, Program Reviewed
The Review's annual publication and web site feature comments made by students in the survey group. UCM students cited educators with "real-world" experience as a major attraction to UCM. A long list of quality academic programs such as aviation, business, criminal justice, education, and Army ROTC, just to name a few, also make UCM a midwestern university of choice. They also describe UCM as "affordable," "nice size – not too large or small," and offering a "wide variety of programs."
Review Includes Schools in 12 States
The Princeton Review's Best Midwestern College list includes schools in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.