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Wofford College listed among ‘America’s Best Colleges’

Friday, August 20, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College again is ranked in the top third of 215 national liberal arts colleges in ratings released this week by U.S. News and World Report. Wofford also is ranked eighth in the Southeast.

In the U.S. News ratings, Wofford, which is tied for 66th is compared to 215 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.

Wofford also made U.S. News' "best value" list for the first time.

In addition, Wofford is listed in a number of other recently released college guides. The Best 357 Colleges, 2005 Edition by the Princeton Review was released this week, featuring Wofford in a two-page profile. 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 also were released recently, 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