Westminster Named Among “Best 376 Colleges” by the Princeton Review
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster is once again featured as one of “The Best 376 Colleges,” in the Princeton Review’s annual guide. The prestigious national college guide profiles schools that offer students the best undergraduate experiences in the country. In the 2012 edition Westminster ranked among the top 15% of all four-year colleges in America and was also named one of the “Best in the West.”
In its profile on Westminster, The Princeton Review praises the school for its quality of life, giving the school a 93 ranking on a scale of 60 – 99.Westminster scored 87 for its green initiatives and an 87 for its challenging academic programs. The Princeton Review quotes extensively from Westminster students surveyed for the book. According to students, Westminster “has the perfect balance of everything: it focuses on being academically challenging but [that] is also equally weighted by all the fun events.” The opportunity “to ski, climb, work, attend classes, hang out with friends, and be active on campus every day” makes the Westminster experience “the absolute best package of any college available.”
Westminster is also listed as one of only 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature, "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region." Schools were selected for the elite group based on academic excellence.
“We are pleased to again be included in the Princeton Review’s top colleges” said Westminster President Michael Bassis. “The student surveys are a true reflection of Westminster’s unique learning environment.”
“We commend Westminster for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior VP / publisher and author of "The Best 376 Colleges. "Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."
The Princeton Review guide "The Best 376 Colleges" (Random House / Princeton Review, August 2, 2011, $22.99) is for sale. The book's complete ranking lists are also posted on their website www.princetonreview.com.
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August 1, 2011
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC and WestminsterPR on Twitter.