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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 3, 2010 — Drury University is included in The Princeton Review's list of the best colleges in the Midwest. Drury is one of 152 institutions the education services company recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region." Drury's profile can be found at the Princeton Review's website.
"It is gratifying that The Princeton Review recognizes the quality education Drury provides its students. Beyond the integration of liberal learning and professional programs, we are proud that the Princeton Review acknowledges the robust student life and study abroad opportunities that extend education beyond the classroom at Drury," says Charles Taylor, Drury vice president for academic affairs.
"We're pleased to recommend Drury University 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," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president of publishing.
The 152 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Midwest" list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Collectively, the 623 colleges named "regional bests" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.
For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools 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.
Drury is an independent University, church related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought; to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge; and to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community. For more information, visit www.drury.edu/strategicplan.
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