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Aug. 21, 2012

COPY BY:    Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Named to ‘Best in the West’ List Again

CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University is one of 122 institutions named in the “Best in the West” section of The Princeton Review’s website feature “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” posted at PrincetonReview.com. This makes the third consecutive year for WTAMU to make the coveted slate, making its first appearance on the “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list.

“We’re pleased to recommend West Texas A&M University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher, said. “We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.”

Colleges and universities in each region were selected to The Princeton Review list based on academic programs, institutional data collected directly from each school, recommendations from college counselors and advisers as well as student reviews. The “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” is compiled to give prospective students a resource to review the best colleges and universities in four geographical regions—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West. Individual listings provide information on admissions, academics, student body and rankings. The 122 schools named in “Best in the West” region represent 15 states, and collectively the 633 colleges listed in “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” constitute approximately 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

“We’re excited to be recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the country for the third year in a row,” Dan Garcia, vice president for enrollment management, said. “The success of our students reflects the quality of the educational experience they receive here. Still, the best way for future students to understand why we continue to be recognized as a ‘best college’ is to visit campus, take a tour and visit with our faculty and students.”

West Texas A&M University is a member of The Texas A&M University System and the primary source for higher education, research and service for the Texas Panhandle region. The University offers a doctoral program in agriculture, 45 master’s degree programs and 61 baccalaureate degree programs to a growing population of approximately 8,000 students.


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Jason Nelms
on 9.2.2012

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