WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster is lauded for offering “a truly stellar education” within a “tight-knit community” in The Princeton Review’s latest guidebook, “The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition,” released on Tuesday.
One way The Princeton Review differentiates itself from other college guides is by including 62 top-20 rankings lists, based entirely on data from 138,000 student surveys at its top colleges, and Wooster landed in four: “most accessible professors,” “students study the most,” “best schools for internships,” and “lots of race/class interaction.”
The surveys also contribute to a rating for every top college in eight categories, with Wooster scoring particularly well in academics (earning 96 out a possible 99 points), quality of life (93), and financial aid (91).
While commending Wooster’s academics, this year’s guidebook also noted that “resources are endless” for those students who want to take advantage of “opportunities for research and internships,” in a nod towards the center for Advising, Planning, and Experiential Learning (APEX), and some of the strongest praise is reserved for the faculty. Labeling Wooster professors “hidden gems” with their goal “to shape their students into lifelong learners,” The Princeton Review accurately suggests that the close ties between student and professors are “what makes Wooster such an incredible place.”
The two-page profile of Wooster includes direct quotes from students who took the survey. One said in relation to academics, “Wooster is a community of learners working together to help one another reach their full potential and goals,” and in relation to campus life, one noted “the character of the campus community is friendly beyond measure,” while another described the student body as “very accepting of different personalities, beliefs, and ways of life.”
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