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Lake Erie College Named “Best in the Midwest” College by The Princeton Review On its Web Site Feature: “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region”

[August 6, 2010] – Lake Erie College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. The company selected the school as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region that posted August 2, 2010 on

"We commend all of the schools we name this year as our 'regional best' colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president of publishing.

“We selected these institutions based on institutional data we collected 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,” he said. 

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. The Princeton Review also designated 218 colleges in the Northeast, 123 in the West, and 141 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region section on its site.  The 640 colleges named "regional best(s)" represent only about 25% (one out of four) of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

“We are pleased that the Princeton Review has again recognized and rated Lake Erie College as one of the best undergraduate colleges in the Midwest. We are proud of our professional academic programs, liberal arts traditions, esteemed faculty and personal attention that we provide each student,” said President Michael T. Victor.

The Princeton Review also takes into account what each school’s customers – their students – report about their campus experiences at their schools on The Review’s 80-question student survey. 

Since 1981, The Princeton Review has been a pioneer in the world of education. The Company's free website,, helps more than half of college-bound students in their pursuit of higher education. The Company also publishes more than 200 print and software titles on test preparation, college and graduate school selection and admissions, and other related topics.


Lake Erie College is an independent, liberal arts institution founded in 1856. Located in Painesville, Ohio, the College challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. Lake Erie College currently serves more than 1,300 students, offers a combined 35 majors in undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the option to design an individualized major tailored to career and academic goals. The College is an NCAA Division II member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and home to 23 intercollegiate athletic teams.

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