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Wofford ranked among best liberal arts colleges

U.S. News & World Report also selects college as a best value

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Wofford is known for its accessible faculty and small class sizes.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College remains among the top national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Wofford also continues to be included in the guide’s “Great Schools at Great Prices” list.

Wofford ranks 63rd among the 251 national liberal arts colleges and is 27th among 40 national liberal arts colleges on the “best value” list, “Great Schools at Great Prices.” 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. 

Wofford also is 62nd on the publication’s rankings by high school counselors from the country’s top public high schools as well as some of the largest private high schools. 

“We’re very pleased not only to find ourselves again among the top quartile of national liberal arts institutions, but also to be so high on a very exclusive ‘best value’ list – and the only college in South Carolina on the list,” Wofford President Benjamin B. Dunlap says. “Being among the top quartile in reputation among the nation’s most highly regarded high school guidance counselors sure represents great prospects for the future.” 

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Earlier this fall, Wofford was listed among the country’s best institutions in The Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of its annual college guide “The Best 377 Colleges,” which also listed Wofford among the 75 “Best Values” and the 135 “Best Southeastern Colleges.” The college was 20th among the 20 “Best Run Colleges” and is eighth among the list of 20 institutions with “Lots of Greek Life.”

Wofford also is included in the recently released editions of other college guides, including “The Fiske Guide to the Colleges’ 310 Best Colleges” (2013); Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges and Universities,” ranked #121 among 650; and “The Yale Insider’s Guide.” Wofford also recently was named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.