Remembering and Renewing: Rankings Recognize UF Excellence
With University of Findlay’s Day of Giving approaching on March 20, and May 4 undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies nearing, campus pride is evident. Here are a handful of college rankings-related reminders from the 2018-2019 school year that illustrate UF’s academic prowess:
U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Findlay on its 2019 list of best Midwest schools for its top-tier academics and affordability.
UF ranked No. 37 on the publication’s Best in the Midwest list, which includes 172 schools; and No. 51 out of 71 on the Best Value Schools list.
U.S. News’ annual rankings are highly anticipated by schools, students and families because they serve as a primary resource for caregivers and students researching colleges and universities. Schools are evaluated based on 16 metrics that focus on areas such as retention and graduation rates, class sizes, standardized test scores of admitted students, academic reputation, alumni giving, financial resources, and more. New to the 2019 methodology is the social mobility factor, which examined Pell Grant recipient graduation rates.
The Princeton Review also named UF as one of the best four-year institutions in the Midwest for 2019. The educational services company’s annual rankings are based upon student survey information and data provided by individual schools. Institutions that were named are considered “academically outstanding.”
Surveyed students praised the University’s focus on experiential learning, expert faculty and varied academic offerings that sharpen critical thinking skills. Faculty “have incredible experience in their field” and are “willing to help you inside and outside the classroom to grow to your full potential,” one student explained.
Best College Reviews ranked UF’s Master of Science in Health Informatics first in the nation for 2019. The University was named because of its “overall outstanding reputation as well as the program’s comprehensive core curriculum, for its faculty excellence and the continued commitment to providing non-traditional students with all of the tools they need to achieve their educational and career goals,” the website stated.
This ranking included only 35 schools, and was compiled using tuition and program information accessed directly from each institution’s website.
College Factual ranked University of Findlay No. 1 out of 147 schools for its outstanding College of Health Professions. The website described the college as being the “most focused for health/medical prep programs.”