Alma College Receives 'Best in the Midwest" Designation
Two national entities — The Princeton Review and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 — have recognized Alma College for its academic excellence and quality of campus life.
The Princeton Review selected Alma College as one of 153 institutions it recommends as “Best in the Midwest” for 2012.
An education services company, the Princeton Review annually rates institutions on academic rigor, admissions selectivity, quality of campus life and financial aid. It divided the country into four regions and identified 629 colleges as academically excellent institutions of higher learning.
Ratings are calculated from student survey results and institutional data. The survey asks students 80 questions about the schools’ academics, administration, campus life and student body.
The 12-state Midwest region comprises Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Fiske Guide Selects Alma College
Alma College also is included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012. Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske, the Fiske Guide examines the student body, academic quality, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing and extracurricular activities of more than 300 colleges and universities.
“It is always gratifying when external organizations recognize the quality of Alma’s academic programs and the commitment our faculty and staff have to personal attention, active learning, service and leadership,” says Mike Silverthorn, director of communications at Alma College.
Posted: Tue, August 2nd, 2011 at 10:14AM