ONU tabbed as one of nation’s best by Princeton Review
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 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition.” ONU also is one of the 153 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in the “Best of the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges by Region.”
“We are pleased that this student survey again places ONU among the best universities in the country,” said Dr. Dan DiBiasio, Ohio Northern University president. “This is reflective of the quality of our programs and personnel 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. The Princeton Review reports the top 20 ranking colleges in these and 57 other categories in its guidebook. Other ranking lists in the book reveal the colleges at which students most highly rated their school's administrators, career center, and health services – a new ranking list category in this year’s edition. The book’s college profiles also feature unique ratings. All schools are scored from 60 to 99 in eight categories.
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 “high academic standards” are encouraged across all five schools at ONU. The favorable faculty-to-student ratio means “you are not a number; you are a name.” The publication also states that “the school does a good job of weeding out the social-scene-centered students, and by second year most students are overall very academically motivated.”
The 153 colleges chosen by The Princeton Review 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.