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Release: Immediate

UI web site selected as one of the best among colleges and universities

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa's web site was selected as site of the week, Feb. 3-9, by Kaplan Educational Centers, Inc.

A College Site of the Week, selected as one of the best from among the hundreds posted on the Internet, is featured by Kaplan as a service to parents and students who visit Kaplan's Collegezine web site. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Co., Kaplan is an educational company specializing in test preparation, admissions and career services.

Criteria for selection of the College Site of the Week include: ease of navigation and organization of information; the usefulness and timeliness of information provided; overall layout and graphical presentation and the use of technical features.

The UI joins eight other colleges and universities in receiving the Kaplan seal of approval, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University, Dartmouth University and Florida State University.

The Kaplan web site is located at and the UI's homepage can be accessed on the Internet by pointing the browser to