Let’s improve our stats
by Sofia Genato
The article in the most recent issue of the Concourse written by Jason Negri really struck a chord in me. I guess I’d been waiting for someone to say something about the quality of the education we get here at Franciscan University.
When I first applied to this school, I looked at its ratings in the Princeton Review, Newsweek-Kaplan and Time’s Best Colleges, and what I found was depressing. For an institution that is supposedly so good, academically we don’t even rank in the 2nd tier among national Universities and Liberal Arts colleges. It really made me wonder whether I was making a wrong choice in coming to this school. Why aren’t we as high up the scale as other Catholic universities with comparable tuition fees? Is our education so concentrated on spiritual formation that we compromise on preparation for the REAL WORLD?
I understand that most people come here primarily for the religious formation FUS has to offer, but the question is, is that enough? What is going to happen to those graduates who go out into the real, hard and competitive world out there? Can they survive? Will they? Are we getting the education we need? Or are we settling for mediocrity in a world than doesn’t stand for it?
Will we ever see the day when FUS ranks among the top 100 schools in America? That would not only please us, but God as well, don’t you think?
Sofia Genato, Junior, communications major