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June 2010

Release Date: June 21, 2010ASU Logo

Angelo State Makes Another Best Colleges List

Angelo State University is one of four Texas universities selected for the third edition of “America’s Best Colleges for B Students.”

Subtitled “A College Guide for Students without Straight A’s” and promoted as “GREAT Colleges … for the Rest of Us,” the publication selected 184 colleges nationally for inclusion in the biennial guide. Released in June, the guide was compiled and written by Tamra B. Orr, a full-time national education writer.

As the only Lone Star Conference institution to make the guide, ASU joined a list of universities that includes three Big 10, four Pac 10 and five Southeastern Conference schools.

Colleges were selected for the guide because they “each offer very high quality educations,” welcome B and C students, maintain competitive admission standards and reflect diversity. As the guide states, “The colleges profiled in this book do more than just accept B students. They are dedicated to helping them.”

Further, the guide indicates that “ASU is attuned to the academic and social needs of a new generation of college students.”

ASU President Joseph C. Rallo said, “Our selection to ‘Best Colleges for B Students’ reflects ASU’s commitment not only to a quality academic experience but also to meeting the needs of our student body, including the many first-generation students who choose ASU for their college education. As Angelo State’s academic reputation grows, I am confident we will continue to see more national recognition such as this.”

The other Texas institutions to make the list were Texas Tech University, University of Houston and Schreiner University in Kerrville.

Selection to “America’s Best Colleges for B Students” brings to four the number of national publications that have honored ASU over the last year. Since the summer of 2009, Angelo State has been recognized by the prestigious Princeton Review as one of the “Best 371 Colleges” nationally for 2010, by G.I. Jobs magazine as one of 2010’s “Military Friendly Schools” and by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2009.

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