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UW-River Falls Named ‘A Best In The Midwest’ College by The Princeton Review

September 14, 2015—For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to the nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. UW-River Falls is one of 159 institutions in 12 Midwestern states and one of four University of Wisconsin System institutions deemed “Best in the Midwest.”

The Princeton Review also designated 225 colleges in the Northeast, 125 in the West, and 140 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.  Collectively, the 649 colleges on The Princeton Review's  "regional best" lists constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on several issues –from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

UW-River Falls, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee are the four University of Wisconsin System institutions included in The Princeton Review's list of the "Best in the Midwest.”

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University. The “Best in the Midwest” Web feature is accessible at

Founded in 1874, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is located in a scenic community just 30 miles from downtown St. Paul, Minn. UW-River Falls students are empowered, beginning in their first semester, to participate in hands-on research, global travel, and collaborative learning with award-winning and caring faculty.

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