Best Midwestern Colleges 2011

The Princeton Review has selected 152 institutions in 12 states in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region (Colleges selected from 12 states include Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin).

Following are some of the best Midwestern colleges for 2011:

Indiana State University - For the seventh straight year, Indiana State University has made a list of best colleges and universities in the nation's heartland. The Princeton Review includes the University in the "Best in the Midwest" section of its online feature "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region". Students surveyed for the national education services company's annual list said they like Indiana State's size - small "but not so small you feel like you're in high school again".

Eastern Michigan University - It is one of the best colleges in the Midwest for the eighth consecutive year, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. In the profile on Eastern on its site, The Review describes an Eastern education as "a great value." EMU announced a "0,0,0" freeze on tuition and fees, room and board for the coming academic year - the only public university in Michigan to freeze tuition this year.

Monmouth College - It is among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. One student noted that Monmouth offers “hands-on experience in scientific research” and “takes time to locate jobs” for graduates. The college’s “brick-themed” campus was called “charming,” and its athletic facilities “superb.”

Alma College - It is one of the best colleges in the Midwest for 2011. In its online profile of Alma College, the Princeton Review quotes students who describe Alma as a place with “strong academic offerings,” numerous “out-of-class experiences” and “one-on-one access to professors that is amazing”.

Huntington University - For the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Huntington University one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest. Surveyed students said that Huntington professors "care about people and are available out of class”. They “take the time to get to know you individually and genuinely want you to succeed”.

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