Let's face it. The University of Montana can use all the good publicity it can get on a long road to recovery.

And a good place to be is the Princeton Review 2018 list of top four-year colleges and Universities, which was released this month. The rankings are based on surveys of 137,000 students at the 382 colleges that appear in the book. UM was also listed among Princeton Review's Best Western Colleges and "Green" Colleges.

As you might expect, Montana got high marks for its fantastic liberal arts and forestry programs, but also received high marks for wildlife biology, physical therapy and forensic anthropology departments. Student life and a friendly, accepting community also factor.

So good job, University of Montana! We hope it's a big plus that they can use in the student recruitment process.

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