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U of M Crookston Named in Top 161 Best Midwestern Colleges by The Princeton Review

By Krista Lemos on
Monday, August 27, 2007

CROOKSTON, Minn. (August 27, 2007) – Excellent academics have placed the University of Minnesota Crookston in the top 161 “Best Midwestern Colleges” for 2008 selected by The Princeton Review.

The University of Minnesota Crookston, with its applied learning and rich technology background, received the designation “Best in the Midwest” based on survey data submitted by the campus and student opinion data. Student comments are included as part of a profile on each institution compiled by Comments on the U of M Crookston campus mention the growing diversity on the campus and the increasing population of international students as positive.

“Attracting a diverse student population, which includes students from around the country and the world, is the result of our concerted efforts to internationalize the campus,” said Chancellor Charles H. Casey. “We want our students to become global citizens and have diverse cultural perspectives. We are pleased that students recognize the benefits of a global and diverse campus.”

The selection of the University of Minnesota, Crookston is posted in the Best Colleges: Region by Region section located at The regions include Northeast, Midwest, Southeast and West. The Princeton Review is a New York City-based company known for its test-prep courses, education services, and books.

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. Invent yourself at the University of Minnesota Crookston – become a leader, innovate through technology and research and secure the career you want. To learn more, visit

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