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PSU earns high marks from Princeton Review and from students

PSU earns high marks from Princeton Review and from students
You become close to your professors"
~ Gloria Lopez, sophomore, K.C., Kan.

Gloria Lopez wasn’t surprised when she heard that the Princeton Review had recommended Pittsburg State University on its list of Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Lopez, a sophomore from Kansas City, Kan., said PSU was giving her opportunities to become involved and active on campus right from the start and she said she enjoyed the fact that her professors knew her.

“I like the size of the university,” Lopez said. “You become close to your professors.”

Lopez is president of Hispanics of Today, a campus student group, and she said she also likes the growing diversity she sees on campus.

PSU was one of 153 colleges that the company recommended in its Best-in-the-Midwest section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," which posted Aug. 20, and was the only regional university from Kansas on the list.

The Review noted PSU’s small class sizes and “big-university” campus atmosphere as well as its location in a safe and affordable community. The Review quoted students who praised professors who are “very knowledgeable...and always more than willing to help outside of class.”

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher, said Pittsburg State and the other universities on their regional-best list were chosen primarily for their academic programs.

The Review’s Midwest region includes the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Nationally, the universities chosen for the Review’s regional-best lists constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges and universities.

The Princeton Review ( is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. The Princeton Review is a privately held company and is not affiliated with Princeton University.