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ACU considered ‘Best in the West’ by Princeton Review

By Floyd Miller



Abilene Christian University has earned the distinction once again as being one of the best colleges and universities in the West, according to Princeton Review. {{more}} The New York City-based education services company selected ACU as one of 120 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the West” section on its website feature 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region. In the profile on ACU at, ACU is described as “an exceptional education in a distinctive Christian environment at an affordable price.” According to The Princeton Review Web site, the company does not use a mathematical formula to select its colleges and universities of distinction. Instead, the selection team looks at standards of academic excellence within the region and anonymously surveys the students at each university. The list is created to help prospective college students and their parents find an institution of higher education that will provide exactly the education they want.”We commend all of the schools we name this year as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president for publishing, “We selected them based on institutional data we collected from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey.”Princeton Review is a New York-based company known for its test preparation courses, books, college admission and other education services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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