WTAMU Named to

Aug. 8, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Named to ‘2014 Best in the West’ List

CANYON, Texas—For the fourth consecutive year, West Texas A&M University is considered a “Best in the West,” according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company named West Texas A&M University one of 124 institutions to its “Best in the West” website feature “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” posted at princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx. WTAMU made its first appearance on the “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list.

“We’re pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees,” Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher, said. “We chose these as our ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.”

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 “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” is compiled to give prospective students a resource to review the best colleges and universities in four geographical regions—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West. Individual listings provide information on admissions, academics, student body and rankings. The 124 schools named in “Best in the West” region represent 15 states, and collectively the 643 colleges listed in “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” constitute approximately 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

“Being named to the list for the fourth consecutive year speaks well of what we are doing at West Texas A&M University,” Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, University president said. “It shows that our commitment to excellence is recognized and that our students, faculty and staff are working together to make WTAMU the best it can be.”

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, 41 master’s degree programs and 62 baccalaureate degree programs to a growing population of approximately 8,000 students.



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