The University of Findlay is one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review, an education services company widely known for it test prep programs and college and graduate school guides. It is one of 155 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” on PrincetonReview.com.
The 155 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Midwest” list are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 in the West and 138 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 643 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of their science lab facilities — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. The profiles also have a “Survey Says” list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement.
The schools in The Princeton Review’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website section are also rated in six categories by The Princeton Review. The ratings, which appear on the school profiles, are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. The Princeton Review tallied these scores based on institutional data it obtained from the colleges in 2012-13 and/or student survey data. The rating score categories include: Academics, Admissions Selectivity, Financial Aid, Fire Safety, Quality of Life and Green.
The Princeton Review does not rank the 643 colleges in its “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or by region or in various categories.
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Mass.
The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, Ohio, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. With a total enrollment of nearly 3,700 full-time and part-time students, The University of Findlay is noted for its innovative, career-oriented programs in nearly 60 majors and 10 graduate and professional degrees. For more information, visit www.findlay.edu or call 1-800-472-9502.
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