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Drury Named 'A Best In The Midwest' College By The Princeton Review

For Immediate Release: July 29

Mark Miller
Director of Media Relations, University Communications
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 29, 2009 — Drury University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected the school as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its Best in the Midwest section of The Princeton Review’s website feature “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” View Drury’s profile

“I’m pleased that the Princeton Review recognizes the quality education Drury continues to provide its students,” says Charles Taylor, Drury vice president for academic affairs. “The integration of liberal and professional learning that characterizes Drury's academic experience prepares students for leadership in the global community.”

"We chose Drury University and the other terrific schools we recommend as our 'regional best' colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president of publishing. We also work to have our roster of 'regional best' colleges feature a range of institutions by size, selectivity, character and locale. We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey."

The 158 colleges The Princeton Review chose 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.


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