The College of Wooster received recognition again from The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s top schools in its guidebook, The Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition. The College also ranks among the top-20 schools in seven different categories that the publication calls out in the 29th annual edition of “Best Colleges” released earlier this week.
The Princeton Review’s top-20 rankings lists are based entirely on data from 143,000 students surveyed at its top colleges, and Wooster’s seven inclusions were:
- 7 – “Most Accessible Professors”
- 6 – “Students Study the Most”
- 13 – “Lots of Race/Class Interaction”
- 18 – “Best Schools for Internships”
- 12 – “Best Classroom Experience”
- 12 – “Best College Library”
- 18 – “Professors Get High Marks”
Wooster, among The Princeton Review’s lists of the country’s “Best Midwestern,” “Green Colleges,” and “Best Value Colleges” as well, is noted for “a truly stellar education” with professors who “shape their students into lifelong learners” in a “personable, tight-knit community” in its online profile. The author acknowledges mentoring at the College as “a huge focal point” with endless resources for students to take advantage of “numerous opportunities for research and internships…both in and out of the classroom”—a nod towards the center for Advising, Planning, and Experiential Learning (APEX).
The publication also thoroughly endorses Wooster’s faculty, noting their passion for their subjects and that students ranked them in the top 20 when it comes to accessibility. The profile shares direct quotes from students who filled out the survey. One wrote, “It’s as if your professor is a colleague on your quest for eternal knowledge,” while another remarked “my success is a product of my professors’ enthusiasm towards their subject matter and our futures.” Students surveyed also commented on the “unparalleled” inclusive community, saying it’s “made up of quite a range of people…and everyone is friendly, willing to interact with one another, and very accepting of different personalities, beliefs, and ways of life.”
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