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Wofford ranked among best liberal arts colleges

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U.S. News & World Report also selects college as a ‘best buy’

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College remains among the top national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” which ranks colleges and universities across the nation. Wofford also continues to be included on the guide’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” list.

Wofford ranks #64 of 252 “national liberal arts colleges.” The top three institutions in this category are Williams, Amherst and Swarthmore.

Wofford is #23 on the “best value” list of 40 national liberal arts colleges, the only institution in South Carolina on that list. The list is determined by a formula that includes the college’s academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid.

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Earlier this fall, Wofford was ranked among the top 75 colleges and universities in the country – 73rd overall and the highest-ranked South Carolina institution – in the fourth annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes magazine. In addition, Wofford is ranked 14th among the “Best Colleges in the South.”

Wofford also was recognized as one of the country’s best undergraduate institutions in “The Best 376 Colleges” by The Princeton Review, which also included Wofford as one of 135 “Best of the Southeast” colleges.

Wofford also is included in the 2012 editions of other college guides, including “The Fiske Guide to the Colleges,” “The Yale Insider’s Guide to the Colleges,” and “The Ultimate Guide to America’s Best Colleges,” which recommended the college’s programs in biological/life sciences and business.