Univ. of Findlay named 'Best in the Midwest'

By Justin Michaels - bio | email

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

FINDLAY (WTOL) - The University of Findlay has just been named one of the Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" among 158 other Midwestern colleges and universities.

"From my personal point of view, it's the faculty and the staff," said senior Bryant Weyrick, who serves as a student ambassador on campus.

"We have over 75 student organizations on campus, whether it's student government, or fine arts society or Spanish club, there's a lot of different ways students can be active," said senior Nina Smith. A native of Columbus, Nina said it's the family atmosphere at the university that has made it so enjoyable to be on campus. "Everyone's just like a family. Take basketball, for instance. Everyone went up to mass to support the basketball team, which is something you don't find -- where the students are so involved and want to be part of that experience with everyone."

The Best in the Midwest distinction is one given by the students. The Princeton Review polls students, and it's the students who decide what schools make it and what schools don't.

"Our strong academics. Our faculty commitment. They work one on one with students and spend a lot of time with them challenging them, engaging them and making sure when they leave the institution, they have everything they really need," University of Findlay Admissions Director Donna Gruber said.

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