FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 10, 2003
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
Survey Says! EMU a Best Midwestern College
YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University has been named A Best
Midwestern College by Princeton Reviews The Best Midwestern
Colleges: 150 Great Schools to Consider (Random House/Princeton Review
Books, 2003). The guidebook, the first in a regional series by the authors of
The Best 351 Colleges, showcases the best 150 schools in 11 Midwestern
Each college had to meet two criteria, said author Robert Franek.
First, it had to meet our criteria for academic excellence within its
region. Second, we had to be able to survey its students anonymously, either
through our on-line survey or a paper survey that we distribute and collect
EMU is featured in a statistical and student-opinion driven profile that includes
information on academics, admissions, financial aid, and student body demographics,
supplemented by data provided through institutional research and EMUs
admissions office. The narrative profiles include direct student quotes and
a segment entitled Survey Says, which lists topics students had
the highest consensus about in their answers. Survey Says at EMU:
Classes are small and No one cheats.
Students at EMU appreciate the close-knit community and a faculty that
cares, and cite the location, affordability, and laid-back attitude
as reasons they chose to attend EMU. Students also get along well and appreciate
one anothers differences. One undergraduate said, We are diverse,
interesting, smart, creative, fun-loving people. Another said, We
dont really have one set type of person on campus
it is a cool experience
to walk down the sidewalk and hear four different languages being spoken.
Included among the Best Midwestern schools were Michigan State, the University
of Michigan, Ohio State University, and Northwestern University.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan university
that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students
with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers
and lives, and to be better citizens.
EDITORS NOTE: Looking for an expert source for a story? Check out EMUs
Eastern Experts online at www.emich.edu/univcomm/easternexperts.