Michigan Tech Featured in Princeton Review's Best Colleges

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Michigan Technological University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's 2009 edition of its annual book, "The Best 368 Colleges."

The University is cited for its great library, as well as its outstanding computer facilities, career services and athletic facilities. Michigan Tech's quality academics and career preparation are reflected in anonymous, candid comments from its students: the University "offers a real hands-on learning experience, not only in the classroom but in life" and "Everyone in the industry I have talked to recruits Tech graduates because of their work ethic and personalities."

In particular, "The Best 368 Colleges" gave Tech high marks for fire safety, rating it 95 on a scale of 60 to 99. The University also earned a "green" rating of 76 for environmental policies and practices and an 83 "quality of life" rating.

Students described the area's abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, including the University's Mont Ripley Ski Hill, and the school's rich social life.

"The Princeton Review recognition is always good news and reaffirms the value of a Michigan Tech education," said Les Cook, vice president for student affairs. "We know our students come here for our distinctive academic programs and end up staying here because of the rich quality of the experience, both in and out of the classroom."

The information in "The Best 368 Colleges" is based on The Princeton Review's survey of 120,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the 368 colleges in the book. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are included.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.