Lawrence Tech among the nation's top 388 colleges, says Princeton Review
SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates, according to the education services company Princeton Review.
LTU is profiled in the new edition of Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition,” which was released Aug. 23.
The Princeton Review chose the colleges for its book based on data it collects annually from surveys of 2,000 college administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings. For its selection of profiled schools for the book, the company also reviews data from its surveys of college students attending the schools. Only about 14% of America’s 2,700 four-year colleges make the book.
“We salute Lawrence Technological University for its outstanding academics, and its many other impressive offerings. We’re delighted to recommend it as an ideal choice for students searching for their ‘best-fit’ college,” said Rob Franek, Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author of “The Best 388 Colleges.”
The Princeton Review profile praises LTU’s small class sizes, individual attention from faculty, and many opportunities for internships and co-op jobs related to students’ majors, including at LTU’s Centrepolis Accelerator, an on-campus business incubator for high-tech manufacturing firms.
The “Students Say” section of the profile notes that “with having a small campus comes having a close-knit student body,” and there is “a strong sense of community” where “everyone really looks out for each other.” As one student said, “If you ask for help from any of your peers, you’ll receive it or you’ll solve the problem together.” Despite its small size, LTU offers a “group of diverse students who come from different backgrounds, races, and countries.” And they say LTU offers “a great array of organizations which allow for anyone to find their interest,” including a growing esports program.
LTU was also featured on Princeton Review’s “Best Midwestern” colleges and “Best Green Colleges” list. Only 158 of the 655 four-year colleges in Michigan and eight other Midwestern states made the Best Midwestern list. Just 420 of the nation’s 2,700 four-year colleges made the Green Colleges list.
The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book from 1 to 388. The company’s 85-question student survey asked students to rate their colleges on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences. Information on the survey process and methodology for the ranking lists can be found at https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/ranking-methodology.
For the full list of “The Best 388 Colleges,” visit https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-colleges.
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-preparation, and admission services, as well as a line of more than 150 books on K-12 and higher education.
Lawrence Technological University is one of only 13 private, technological, doctoral universities in the United States. Located in Southfield, Mich., LTU was founded in 1932, and offers more than 100 programs through its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering, and Specs@LTU. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rank LTU among the nation’s top 10 percent. U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of “Best in the Midwest” colleges. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include over 75 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.
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