The Princeton Review rates colleges and universities in several categories including: academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, quality of student life, environmental awareness, and the accessibility of professors.
The University of Findlay was one of 159 schools named in the “Best in the Midwest” college listing which includes the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Overall, The Princeton Review recognized 655 regional colleges in five zones for its “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” accolades.
“We chose University of Findlay and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. He noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits. “We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences,” Franek added.
“I am very proud that the University of Findlay is once again honored with this prestigious academic recognition,” said President Katherine Fell, Ph.D. “Being included in this esteemed ranking shows our faculty and staff’s commitment to cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and innovative thinkers through experiential learning, both in and outside of the classroom.”
The Princeton Review describes the University as a small private institution with “an impressive eighty-plus majors, including notable programs in equestrian studies and health professions,” and a, “focus on experiential learning and an education grounded in Christian values.”
Student-reviews highlighted the welcoming atmosphere, supportive faculty and quality academic programs. Student comments submitted to Princeton Review include: “[faculty] have incredible experience in their field,” and are, “willing to help you inside and outside the classroom to grow to your full potential.”
According to the survey, there is always fun to be had on the, “absolutely beautiful,” 350-acre campus with events including “live music on campus, community service projects, bingo, club sports, and a variety of intramural leagues.” One surveyed student said, “everyone knows everyone and it is like a great big family on campus.” Another student noted that faculty, “go out of their way to help students get into graduate programs and full-time jobs.”
Read the full review on the University of Findlay at The Princeton Review’s website.