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UW Earns Kudos from the Princeton Review

August 9, 2010
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Best of the West

The University of Wyoming has been named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review, which features UW in its annual college guide, "The Best 373 Colleges."

Only about 15 percent of the country's four-year colleges are profiled in the annual college guide, which includes detailed profiles of schools.

The review also provided additional kudos to UW by featuring the university in the "Best of the West" section of

"We're pleased to recommend the University of Wyoming to users of our site as one of the best schools at which to earn their undergraduate degree," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president.

"We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisers whose recommendations we invite."

UW also earned a Green Rating of 85 (on a scale of 100), reflecting the university's commitment to the environment.

Criteria for the Princeton Review's Green Rating covered three areas: Whether the school's students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable; how well the school prepares its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenge; and the school's overall commitment to environmental issues.

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