TLU Chosen as a "Best in the West" College by The Princeton Review
TLU is a “Best in the West” selection in The Princeton Review’s special web feature “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The list identifies public and private schools as regional bests across four locales: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West. These regional best institutions account for only 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges, making TLU part of a select group recognized among The Princeton Review’s staff. Student surveys regarding academics and campus experience were also taken into account.
“Being selected as a ‘Best in the West’ university by The Princeton Review is another measure of the value of the education and campus experience offered at TLU,” said President Dr. Stuart Dorsey. “Our high rating for academic excellence and quality of life was based upon student input and first-hand experiences inside and outside of the classroom, demonstrating the high level of satisfaction our students have in their decision to enroll at TLU. Our vision is to be nationally recognized for innovation in improving the quality and value of the student experience, and this recognition affirms that TLU is moving in the right direction."
The academic excellence component took into account how many hours students study outside of the classroom as well as the quality of students the school attracts. Students' assessments of professors, class size, student–teacher ratio, use of teaching assistants, amount of class discussion, registration and resources were also were determinants in TLU’s selection. The quality of life rating is based upon student reports of overall happiness, the beauty, safety and location of the campus, the comfort of dorm, the quality of food, the ease of getting around campus and dealing with administrators, the friendliness of fellow students, the interaction of different student types and the quality of the school's relationship with the local community.
Other areas evaluated by The Princeton Review were admissions selectivity, financial aid, environmental efforts, enrollment, ACT and SAT scores and campus safety.
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