SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has again been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). Only 159 colleges in 12 Midwestern states made the list for 2016.
The education services company lists LTU among the “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” at www.princetonreview.com/bestMWcolleges.
“We chose Lawrence Tech and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics,” said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s publisher. “We also gave careful consideration to what students enrolled at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our student survey for this project.”
The 80-question student survey included questions that prospective applicants might ask on a campus visit. Colleges had to allow their students to be surveyed in order to be considered.
The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on several issues – from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.
Based on its surveys, the Princeton Review noted that Lawrence Tech students are usually “hard at work” preparing for upcoming projects and exams.
One student told the Princeton Review, “We get so involved in our majors and learning about new innovations that we tend to talk about it a lot.”
Many LTU students participate in sports, numerous entertainment events on campus, and community service, the survey showed.
On student said, “Greek life is the ‘heart beat’ on campus. Even if a student decides that a sorority or fraternity is not right for them, many still participate in the assorted events, parties and fundraisers Greek [organizations] put on.”
The Princeton Review’s “regional best” lists constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. The 159 colleges that the Princeton Review chose for the “Best in the Midwest” list are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. The Brookings Institution ranks Lawrence Tech fifth nationwide for boosting graduates’ earning power, PayScale lists it among the nation’s top 100 universities for graduates’ salaries, and U.S. News and World Report places it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus in Southfield, Michigan, include over 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.