SC named among the “Best in the Midwest”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Princeton Review identified Sterling College as one of the best colleges in the Midwest in its feature “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” that was posted August 20, 2012 on its website,

Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher, said, “We're pleased to recommend Sterling College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.”

Sterling College’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Scott Rich said, “We are honored to be featured on The Princeton Review’s list of best colleges in the Midwest. Those familiar with the College know we strive for academic excellence in an atmosphere that develops servant leaders fully prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. This recognition reinforces that our efforts are succeeding.”

The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own school on several issues and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and campus life. Surveyed Sterling College students said, “the professors and administration actually take the time to get to know you.” Professors “know each and every student as individuals and…want all of them to succeed.” Students also applauded faculty and staff for their availability and involvement in students’ lives.

Based on institutional data The Princeton Review obtained from the College in 2011-12 and/or student survey data, scores on a scale of 60 to 99 were given in six categories. Sterling College received the following ratings: academics 74, admissions selectivity 78, financial aid 81, fire safety 63, quality of life 73, and green 60*. The criteria for each rating score is listed on The Princeton Review’s site at

The Princeton Review selections include153 institutions from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Other lists include the Northeast, West and Southeast. Collectively, the 633 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges and universities.

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