Princeton Review Names WTAMU to

Sept. 15, 2010

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Princeton Review Names WTAMU to ‘Best in the West’ List

CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University is one of the best colleges in the west, according to The Princeton Review.

WTAMU is one of 121 institutions named in the “Best in the West” section of The Princeton Review’s website feature “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region” posted at The “Best in the West” ranking comes on the heels of the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges where WTAMU earned top tier status for regional universities in the western United States.

“Being named to the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings and now to The Princeton Review represents a major achievement for West Texas A&M University,” Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, University president, said. “The ranking speaks well of our University community and demonstrates the quality of our students, faculty, staff and programs—the commitment and dedication of the University community to make WTAMU the best it can be. It’s an honor to be included on these prestigious lists and reflects well what WTAMU has to offer.”

Colleges and universities in each region were selected to The Princeton Review list based on academic programs, institutional data collected directly from each school, recommendations from college counselors and advisers as well as student reviews. The “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region” is compiled to give prospective students a resource to review the best colleges and universities in four geographical regions. Individual listings provide information on admissions, academics, student body and rankings. The 121 schools named in “Best in the West” region represent 15 states, and collectively the 632 colleges listed in “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region” constitute approximately 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

West Texas A&M University is a member of The Texas A&M University System and the primary source for higher education, research and service for the Texas Panhandle region. The University offers a doctoral program in agriculture, 45 master’s degree programs and 60 baccalaureate degree programs to a growing population of approximately 7,800 students.



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Amy Jensen
on 12.27.2012

That is awesome to hear! Colleges are really competitive; it is good to see what qualities win out. Congratulations!

Mahdi Yare
on 1.4.2011

Congradulations for WTAMU ....but we still need more...i thirst to see WTAMU in the top 10 best colleges and universities in USA..national ranking...please professors do some thing to make this dream come true

Kyle Davis Class of 2009
on 11.13.2010

My hat is off WT. My son has already chosen WT as his FIRST choice and will continue the family tradition. GO BUFFS

Jennifer Baen Class of '04
on 9.24.2010

Well deserved!!!! It's about time that you get recognized!!!!

Amy Hardeman Garcia
on 9.20.2010

I am a proud graduate of West Texas State University. I am proud to see the university performing at such high standards. My daughter is attending WTAMU now and I am very proud to see that she has chosen to continue the tradition. Go Buffs!

Bill Fochtman
on 9.18.2010

I always knew this. Great recognition for WTAMU