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Wofford Named ‘Best Buy’ for Second Time This Fall

September 6, 2002

SPARTANBURG, SC—For the second time this fall, Wofford College has been called a “best buy” by a national college guidebook. Barron’s Best Buys in College Education profiled Wofford in its recent publication.

Wofford had been named earlier as one of 22 private college “best buys” in The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003, a list on which Wofford has appeared a number of times.

“Wofford is cited by the several national college guidebooks as one of the nation’s 300 best colleges and universities, but our tuition and fees are only about average for four-year independent campuses,” President Benjamin Dunlap says. “The Fiske Guide and now Barron’s have named Wofford as a ‘best buy,’ and the Princeton Review ranked us 12th in student satisfaction with financial aid. It is gratifying to have Wofford nationally recognized yet again as offering an exceptional return on a student’s investment in higher education.”

The “Wofford Way” has “become synonymous with an impeccable academic reputation in the Southeast and a growing recognition of that high standard in other parts of the country,” writes Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, which includes a two-and-a-half-page profile of Wofford. Most of the college’s students “speak of a special bond shared by the entire Wofford community, a feeling of pride in the college’s history and traditions . . . .”

The college also recently was named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, and is included in two other national college guidebooks released recently.

Wofford is “one of the most interesting colleges in the country” in Kaplan Publishing Co.’s new The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges, and is included in The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2003.