SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is featured among the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education in The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges,” released this week.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories. The institutions are not ranked.
Wofford also recently was listed as the highest-ranked South Carolina institution and among the top 85 colleges and universities in the country in Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list. The 2015 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 for the second consecutive year. 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 “extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and helpful” professors are “willing to assist in any way they can,” going “over and beyond to help you achieve even the hardest goal,” the guide says. The college’s small residential campus means “it’s easy to have interaction between teachers and students.”
In addition, the guide says Wofford offers “a unique culture: diverse in background, ethnicity, and views, but united by the communal notion that at our essence, we are all Wofford.”
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:
• Students are happy
• Classroom facilities are great
• Lab facilities are great
• Career Services are great
• School is well run
• Students are friendly
• Easy to get around campus
• Athletics facilities are great
For more on The Princeton Review’s “The Best 379 Colleges,” go to www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx.