|Centre advances in Princeton Review ratings
Has highest ratings of any Kentucky institution
RELEASED: Aug. 23, 2004
DANVILLE, KYFor the seventh straight year, the leading college guidebook Princeton Review has selected Centre as one of the top colleges in the nation. The College's faculty is praised for being devoted and accessible to students.
Selections for The Best 357 Colleges: 2005 Edition are based on surveys of more than 110,000 students at the colleges in the book. Students are asked questions about their own school's academics, campus life and student body, as well as their study hours, politics and opinions.
Centre received a maximum four-star rating for academics, campus life and selectivity, making it the highest-rated Kentucky school in the book. It received three stars in the financial aid rating. Centre improved in each of these ratings from 2004.
Other colleges featured include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, M.I.T. and Amherst.
"People here are committed to our undergraduate studies," explained a Centre student in the book. "They are eager for us to succeed, so they make themselves available to us all the time. They even give us their home telephone numbers and invite us into their homes for Christmas parties and stuff."
Wrote one undergraduate, "At Centre everyone on campus is either going to school there, teaching there, working there, or lives in town, and everyone says 'hi' to each other when they pass on the sidewalks."
For more on the Princeton Review, go to http://www.princetonreview.com/.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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