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Wofford among Money’s ‘50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges’

College is only S.C. institution on the list

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2016-07-11

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is among Money magazine’s “50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges,” coming in at #37 on the list published today (July 11, 2016). The college is the only South Carolina institution on the list.

“If you’re looking for a small college where you can study any of the classical academic fields – including the humanities or subjects such as pure math or the sciences – from professors who devote themselves to teaching undergraduates, check out these leading liberal arts schools,” the magazine writes.

The listing of the top 50 liberal arts colleges is among several groups included in Money’s annual “Best Colleges” rankings. Of the 706 four-year U.S. colleges and universities that “deliver the most value” on the list, Wofford is ranked #121. The ranking is based on “a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers,” the magazine says, noting it takes into account 24 factors in three categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni success.

Money cites Wofford’s high graduation rate of nearly 80 percent and says, “Some of that can no doubt be credited to personal attention … and most classes have less than 20 students. Biology, finance and other business majors are popular here, and many students take advantage of Wofford’s strong commitment to international studies. The school provides numerous opportunities to take classes and participate in internships abroad.”

The magazine quotes Wofford students as saying:

“The alumni network is extremely useful – so many opportunities for internships and jobs.”

“The alumni here jump at the chance to help a Wofford graduate, they feel a strong sense of responsibility in helping ‘one of their own’ succeed. Wofford also does a great job of helping its students find job and internship opportunities.”

“I love Wofford College. It’s so easy to become involved and make friends that last a lifetime. It really is a tight-knit community full of wonderful people. As soon as you step on the beautiful campus, it is clear that Wofford is a special place.”