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John Carroll University is one of the 159 best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review’s Best in the Midwest honors.

The 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region list does not rank the 656 “regional best” colleges overall or by region; it includes a total of 656 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International regions. The colleges that made the “Best in the Midwest” list are located in twelve Midwestern states.

“We chose John Carroll and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences.”

“We are proud to be considered among the best institutions in the Midwest by The Princeton Review,” said Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D., president of John Carroll University. “This ranking represents a strong acknowledgement of the tireless work of our students, faculty, and staff.”

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to 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 website.

Students cited John Carroll’s commitment to the mission as a key positive.

“The focus on service, social justice, education, and faith allows me to grow in each of these areas,” said one English student. A Boler College student summed up the John Carroll experience: “I know for a fact that I will walk away without any regret of choosing this school for the fine opportunities and connections that I will gain from being a student at John Carroll University.”

The 159 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Midwest” 2020 list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Collectively, the 656 colleges on The Princeton Review’s “regional best” lists for 2020 constitute about 22% of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges.