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ASU Earns 4th Princeton Review Honor

August 21, 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, Angelo State University has been listed by The Princeton Review (TPR) as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, an honor that goes to only about 15 percent of the nation’s more than 2,500 four-year colleges.

The education services company features Angelo State in the 2013 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 377 Colleges,” released Tuesday (Aug. 21) by Random House. The annual book is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide and includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories.

“We are proud of all that we’ve accomplished at Angelo State,” said Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, Angelo State’s governing body. “Providing students with a quality education remains our top priority, and we are honored to again be recognized by the Princeton Review.”

Robert Franek, author of “The Best 377 Colleges” and TPR’s senior vice president and publisher, said, “We commend Angelo State University for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book. Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 30-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”

ASU President Joseph C. Rallo said, “To receive this recognition four years in a row puts Angelo State University in a class with some of the nation’s greatest universities, both public and private institutions. The Princeton Review honor is further acknowledgement of the hard work of our students and the ongoing commitment of our faculty and staff to providing a quality academic and co-curricular experience for all who choose to continue their education at ASU. Recognition such as this helps us enhance our academic reputation and move ASU closer to our strategic goals.”

In addition to making The Princeton Review’s list of “The Best 377 Colleges,” Angelo State was among 121 institutions in 15 western states to make TPR’s “Best in the West” section of the guide’s “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature at

The Princeton Review listings are based on surveys of 122,000 students, or about 325 per campus, attending the colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their own schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences. Topics range from assessments of their professors to opinions about their financial aid and campus food to their political leanings.