Princeton names Huntington University a ‘Best in the Midwest’ college

2012 Princeton Badge, Huntington UniversityHUNTINGTON, Ind. For the fifth year in a row, Huntington University has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest by The Princeton Review. HU is one of 153 schools that were listed in the "Best in the Midwest" section of the "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" at

"We're pleased to recommend Huntington University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / 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 advisers whose recommendations we invite," he added. "We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students to rate their own schools on several issues from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

Surveyed HU students said, "People here are very receptive to new people. It is easy to be accepted by just being yourself," and that the school has a "wonderful environment" for students with "a strong sense of Christ-like values."

The 153 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. The Princeton Review also designated 222 colleges in the Northeast, 122 in the West, and 136 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company's "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 633 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.