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Hamline Named Among “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review

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Hamline University has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of 153 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section on its PrincetonReview.com feature 2013 Best Colleges Region by Region.

The 153 colleges selected for this year’s “Best in the Midwest” designations are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Two-hundred-twenty colleges in the Northeast, 121 in the West, and 135 in the Southeast are also designated as best in their locales.

"We're pleased to recommend Hamline University as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's senior vice president of publishing.

In addition, The Princeton Review asked students to rate their own schools on several issues—from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food—and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Actual comments from surveyed students pepper each Princeton Review college profile on its website.

“Hamline University combines knowledgeable professors, a fun environment, great study abroad options, challenging classes, [and] helpful resources to create an intelligent, moderate, religious, small undergraduate program that stresses public service and rational discussion.”

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