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Annual 'U.S. News' college rankings to be released this week

Monday, August 16, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The annual ratings by U.S. News and World Report will be released August 18 and made public August 20. The magazine and U.S. News’ annual guide to America’s Best Colleges will appear on newsstands during the week of August 23.

In the U.S. News ratings, Wofford is compared to 217 colleges across the nation that are classified as BA-Liberal Arts by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This term does not include a number of small four-year colleges that offer a majority of their degrees outside the liberal arts; these are classified as BA-Comprehensive. By this system, Wofford was in the top 30 percent of the national liberal arts colleges in 2004 (tied for 66th.) It also ranked seventh in the Southeast.

The Best 357 Colleges, 2005 Edition by the Princeton Review will be released August 17. The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2005, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2005, The Unofficial (Un)biased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges 2005 Edition by Kaplan and Peterson’s Competitive Colleges have already been released and Wofford was featured in all four:

“Wofford’s long history and many traditions, along with its friendly collegiate environment and academic programs that lead to professional success, give its students and alumni a deep sense of pride.”
The Unofficial (Un)biased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges 2005 Edition

Wofford has a “close-knit community and intimate student-faculty relationships fostered by the school’s small size.”
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2005

“Wofford offers a friendly southern environment and a solid education, particularly for those considering a career in law, medicine, or the ministry.”
The Insider’s Guide to Colleges 2005