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Wofford featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 377 Colleges’

Also among ‘Best Values,’ ‘Best Run Colleges,’ ‘Best Southeastern Colleges’

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Wofford students enjoy themselves at the annual Terrier Play Day.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is listed among the country’s best institutions in The Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of its annual college guide “The Best 377 Colleges,” released this week.

Wofford also is the only South Carolina college listed among the 75 “Best Values” and is on the list of 135 “Best Southeastern Colleges,” both unranked listings. Wofford is #20 among the 20 “Best Run Colleges” list and is #8 among the list of 20 institutions with “Lots of Greek Life.” 

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the United States are profiled in “The Best 377 Colleges,” Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores of all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on surveys of students attending the colleges. 

Wofford also is included in the recently released editions of other college guides, including “The Fiske Guide to the Colleges’ 310 Best Colleges” (2013); Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges and Universities,” ranked #121 among 650; and “The Yale Insider’s Guide.” Wofford also recently was named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

The Princeton Review’s profile of Wofford notes that students surveyed said the college has established itself as “a liberal arts college that provides an excellent education and opportunities to expand your horizons.”

The guide continues: “Wofford is ‘known as a great and successful academic school,’ ‘a community of learning where individuality, curiosity, and success are fostered every day,’ in large part thanks to a staff of educators that ‘challenges students to think and discuss their ideas in every class.’”

Wofford’s rankings in the lists of “Lots of Greek Life” and “Best Run Colleges” are the result of surveys of the students attending. Princeton Review includes 62 such ranking lists, based on an 80-question survey asking about such topics as professors, financial aid and campus food.

In the “Survey Says” sidebar in the book’s profile on Wofford, the guide lists topics that Wofford students surveyed were in most agreement about. This list includes:

• Lab facilities are great
• Great computer facilities
• School is well-run
• Low cost of living

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