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WIU: "Best in the Midwest" 10 Years Running

August 19, 2013

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — For 10 years, The Princeton Review has named Western Illinois University a "Best Midwestern College." Western was one of 155 regional universities, and one of three Illinois public institutions, named to the "Best in the Midwest" list by The Princeton Review.

The 155 colleges included in the "Best in the Midwest" list are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Collectively, the 643 colleges named "regional best(s)" comprise 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges, according to The Princeton Review.

"We are pleased to be acknowledged for the 10th consecutive year by The Princeton Review," said President Jack Thomas. "We strive to provide our students with a quality, well-rounded education, and the continued recognition from The Princeton Review and others, indicates we are meeting this goal. We will continue to provide outstanding programs and services to our students."

The Princeton Review asks students to rate their own schools on several issues, from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of the campus food, and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.

For more information about Western Illinois University, visit and on the web or The 2014 Princeton Review regional bests lists can be found at

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