July 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm

UM, MSU, 5 Michigan colleges make list of world's best

Seven Michigan colleges are among the top 300 schools around the globe, according to the latest edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Albion, Alma, Calvin, Hope and Kalamazoo colleges, as well as the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, made the list compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske.

More than 300 higher-education institutions from the United States, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain are in the guide, which includes a full description of each school, tips from current students about the ins and outs of their colleges and academic, social and quality-of-life ratings.

Some comments from the latest edition include:

“The college that put the “Alma” back in “alma mater.” As friendly as you’ll find, Alma savors its Scottish heritage and combines the liberal arts with distinctive offerings in health and pre-professional fields.”

Also high praises for MSU:

“Students can find a niche in strong pre-professional programs such as hotel and restaurant management, prevet, business, and engineering. MSU’s self-contained campus is like a town unto itself, with shuttle buses available to go from one side to the other.”

And mixed reviews for UM:

“On one hand, this is an American college as it’s characterized in movies like Animal House — football and fraternities. But it’s also a world-class university with a fine faculty and top-rated programs, intent on making America competitive in the 21st century.”

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