EMU named a "Best Midwestern College" for fourth straight year by The Princeton Review
YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University has been recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” for 2007 by The Princeton Review. It marks the fourth consecutive year that EMU has received the honor, which is part of the book “The Best 361 Colleges” (Random House/Princeton Review, $21.95).
“This is one of the best endorsements any university can get because it comes directly from the students,” said Dr. John Fallon, president of Eastern Michigan University.
EMU was one of 163 institutions to earn the designation of “Best Midwestern College.” The recognition is based solely on a survey of 115,000 students at 361 colleges. The 80-question survey asks students about their school’s academics/administration, campus life, student body and themselves.
“We consider these colleges the best in the nation academically,” said Robert Franek, author of the book.
"The greatest strength of EMU is its broad diversity!" said one undergraduate student in the survey. “Students come from a wide variety of ‘social, economic, political, and cultural backgrounds’ and there are a ‘large number of international and nontraditional students’ on campus,” noted the student.
In general, EMU students describe their fellow students as "nice and easy to become friends with."
“Eastern is a melting-pot in a way, so there really isn't an atypical student," said another student.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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