De Pere, Wis.: St. Norbert College is one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review ( The education-services company lists St. Norbert College in the “Best in the Midwest” section of its “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature, published on Aug. 18, 2020, at

The website feature salutes a total of 655 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends over five regions: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West and international. The colleges that made the “Best in the Midwest” list are located in 12 Midwestern states. The schools in each region are listed in alphabetical order by school name, not by rank.

“We chose St. Norbert College primarily for their academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. He noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits. “We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences,” Franek added.

“We are pleased to be ranked one of the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by the student-based Princeton Review,” said St. Norbert College President Brian Bruess. “Students appreciate our excellent academic reputation, our friendly supportive community, the opportunity to study all over the world, and a chance to work to improve the lives of others.

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review website.

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