Best Midwestern College

Jul 30, 2009

Kettering University has again been named a "Best Midwestern College" by "The Princeton Review." Kettering is one of 158 institutions receiving the Best in the Midwest designation.

Kettering University named “Best Midwestern College” again

Kettering University in Flint, Mich., has once again been ranked as a “Best Midwestern College” by “The Princeton Review.”  Kettering is one of 158 institutions receiving the Best in the Midwest designation in the 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region school selections.  Kettering has consistently been on the select list since 2004. 

Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president of Publishing, said, "We chose Kettering University and the other terrific schools we recommend as our 'regional best' colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs.”  

The 158 colleges The Princeton Review chose for this year’s "Best in the Midwest" designations are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The Princeton Review also designated 218 colleges in the Northeast, 123 in the West, and 141 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region section on its site.  The 640 colleges named regional bests represent only about 25 percent (one out of four) of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges. 

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.  The rating categories include: Academics, Admissions Selectivity, Financial Aid, Fire Safety, Quality of Life and Green rating.  

Located in Flint, Mich., Kettering University is the country's most advanced professional cooperative education program and a national leader in preparing innovators and entrepreneurs.  Kettering now offers a Pre-Med program that has paved a path into the country's top medical schools. Kettering’s accredited undergraduate degrees are in chemical, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering, applied math, applied physics, engineering physics, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science and business. Students customize their degree with 40 minors, concentrations and specialties. Kettering also offers master's degrees, including a highly-individualized MBA program.  For more on Kettering University, visit 

Written by Patricia Mroczek