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Lewis makes Princeton's 'Best of Midwest' list again

8/25/2015, 9:30 a.m.
Princeton Review editors made their selections based on survey data as well as its staff visits to schools and the ...
Lewis University in Romeoville has again been named to the Princeton Review's list of the best schools in the Midwest.

Lewis University in Romeoville issued this news release:

Lewis University again has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review.

Lewis is included among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in the "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature at http://www.princetonreview.com/bestMWcolleges.

"Lewis University has been distinguished by an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement and student success," commented Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President.

"Once again, this honor recognizes our faculty's commitment to student development in and outside the classroom. Our dedication to lifelong learning is part of the Lasallian heritage of Lewis University," said Dr. Stephany Schlachter, Provost.

Only 159 colleges in twelve Midwestern states were selected for The Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" list for 2016.

"We chose Lewis University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Senior VP-Publisher.

The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.

In its website profile on Lewis University, The Princeton Review shares students' descriptions of the university: "This suburban Chicago Catholic liberal arts school 'is all about hard work and academic excellence' and strives to provide a 'learning environment for a diverse group of students with various backgrounds.' A 'beautiful private school with caring professors, [a] great community, and high focus on academics,' Lewis University emphasizes 'community, relationships, learning, and advancing careers.'"

The Princeton Review also scores the schools on its "Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists in six categories - academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and sustainability. Earlier this year, Lewis University was recognized as an environmentally responsible "green" college by The Princeton Review in the 2015 edition of its free book, "The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges."

The 159 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Midwest" 2016 list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 225 colleges in the Northeast, 125 in the West, and 140 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company's "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.