Students studying outside the library

Wofford featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 378 Colleges’

Also among ‘Best Science Lab Facilities’

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Dr. Charlie Bass works with Wofford students in the new organic chemistry lab.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is featured among the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education in The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges,” released this week.

Wofford also was recognized as #19 for “Best Science Lab Facilities.” 

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the country are profiled in the book, The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 126,000 students attending the colleges. 

Wofford also recently was listed among the top 120 colleges and universities in the country – and the highest-ranked South Carolina institution – in Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list. The 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges released recently also includes Wofford, which also is included in the guide’s “Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Business” listing targeted for pre-professionals. Wofford also is again included in The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2014 edition. 

The Princeton Review’s two-page profile of Wofford notes that students surveyed said the college has an “excellent reputation with graduate programs” and its “challenging” classes have established it 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 “Best Science Lab Facilities” and “Lots of Greek Life” 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
• Career Services are great

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