PARADE magazine places Centre on its “College A-List”
August 26, 2010 By Leigh Ivey
A-List,” which features 300 of the top schools around the country.
Centre was included among PARADE’s A-List private schools,
which it says “encourage more contact between professors and
students, which can lead to job opportunities after graduation.”
PARADE magazine has deemed Centre an “A-List college,” including the College in the August 2010 feature about outstanding schools around the nation.
“No disrespect to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton,” the PARADE article begins, “but you don’t need to attend a fabled Ivy to get a big-league education.”
The magazine surveyed 43 top U.S. high school counselors to discover which of the country’s colleges and universities offer the most remarkable educational experiences. The 300-plus “A-List Colleges” were recognized for excellence in one of 16 categories: small state schools, pre-med programs, health science programs, top work-study programs, large state schools, pre-law programs, arts programs, flexible scheduling, small private schools, business and accounting, liberal arts, combined bachelor’s/graduate degree, large private schools, engineering programs, special needs and great internship opportunities.
Centre was included among the A-List private schools. “Private schools,” PARADE says, “encourage more contact between professors and students, which can lead to job opportunities after graduation. Students are less likely to fall through the cracks.”
PARADE says that Centre College has the “respect of every graduate school in the country. It’s a perfect example of a fabulous institution that is little known outside its region except by those that are lucky enough to hire a Centre graduate.”
The article also praises Centre president John Roush, describing him as a “hands-on, enthusiastic person who ensures that there is an atmosphere of positive support and there are high academic expectations.”
Centre was included on the list of small private colleges that recognized, among others, Bates, Franklin & Marshall, Grinnell and Pomona. Private colleges named “A-List large private schools” include Boston College, Cornell University, Duke University and Elon University.
To see PARADE’s complete “College A-List,” click here.