Augustana Named ‘A Best in the Midwest’ by The Princeton Review

Augustana has again been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company. Augustana is listed among a select group of 152 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in the "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature," 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

"We're pleased to recommend Augustana to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergraduate 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 developed 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. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president for Publishing.

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, residential, comprehensive college of the Lutheran Church serving nearly 1,800 students from 25 states and two dozen countries. Committed to enriching lives and fostering development, Augustana combines a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study. The College will celebrate its sesquicentennial during the 2010-2011 academic year.

The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 28 years through college and graduate school test preparation and tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, the Company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review also partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education. The Company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education. Penn Foster provides career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through the Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School, which are headquartered in Scranton, PA.

Kelly Sprecher
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