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ONU again one of Princeton Review's 'Best'

Aug 17, 2010

Ohio Northern University is once again featured as one of the nation’s top schools in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition. ONU is also one of 152 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its Web site feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Karen Condeni, ONU’s vice president and dean of enrollment said, “We are pleased that this student survey again places ONU among these best colleges in the country. This is reflective of the quality of our programs and the appreciation our students have for excellence. The overall ONU educational experience is evaluated, so this is a very positive recognition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top-20 schools in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.

ONU students were interviewed about the quality of the University’s academics and campus life. ONU students state that they “get involved in major-related activities as soon as they arrive on campus. This is much harder to do at a larger school. The opportunities [at Northern] are endless.”

Comments about the student body say that students are “usually really dedicated to something and have a strong passion for it. It could be politics, music, sports, religion or anything.” They are typically “involved with some organization. Everyone seems to find something they are good at or interested in, whether it’s a club, sports or Greek life or all three.”

The 152 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. Collectively, the 623 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

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