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Princeton Review names ISU among Best in the Midwest

August 24, 2020

Indiana State University was ranked among the Best in the Midwest by the Princeton Review’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” 

The publication honored 655 institutions nationally --- 23 percent of the nation’s four-year universities and colleges --- in five zones: Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, West, and International. 

"We chose the outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. "We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences.” 

Among the student comments quoted by the publication: 

-- “Financially affordable.” 

-- ISU fosters “substantive knowledge and practical experience.” 

-- Students receive “access to professors” and a “strong support system.” 

-- “Very culturally aware” and “Everyone is welcome here.” 

Provost Mike Licari said ISU provides life-changing experiences for students. 

“I am delighted about this ranking, and am proud of the educational opportunities we provide our students,” Licari said. “ISU provides academic programs aligned with the workforce, and our world-class faculty work closely with our students both in the classroom and in hands-on experiences."

"The educational environment at ISU is like no other in Indiana, and this ranking underscores the supportive, high-quality experience our students find here.”