HUNTINGTON, Ind. — For the sixth consecutive year, Huntington University has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest by The Princeton Review
. HU was listed among 154 other schools in the “Best in the Midwest” section of Princeton’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”
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.
Surveyed HU students said that “Jesus Christ is the center of every aspect of the University, from the classroom to everyday life.” Other students called it a “wonderful environment” and a place that has “a strong sense of Christ-like values.”
“We’re pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees. We chose these as our ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/ publisher. “From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.”
The 155 colleges chosen 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. Collectively, the 643 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.