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WMU earns high national marks

Sept. 24, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University was recognized in two national college rankings released in August.

For the seventh consecutive year, WMU was included on U.S. News & World Report's list of the nation's top-100 public universities. The 2006 list is part of the magazine's issue that hit newsstands Aug. 22 and also appears online.

Meanwhile, Princeton Review named WMU one of the Best Midwestern Colleges in its annual online list that was released Aug. 23.

The U.S. News list is based on more than a dozen criteria, including academic reputation, retention and graduation rates, student/faculty ratios, class size, faculty resources, and student test scores and high school class rank. WMU is one of only four public universities in the state to be included among the nation's top 100. The others are University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan State University and Michigan Technological University.

The Princeton Review selection is based on information provided by the institutions and student opinion gathered independently.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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