Centre once again featured in The Princeton Review: Best 366 Colleges
RELEASED: August 23, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—Once again, Centre has been named an outstanding undergraduate educational opportunity by The Princeton Review in their 2008 edition of Best 366 Colleges . Only about 15 percent of four-year colleges in the United States and two Canadian colleges were chosen for the book. It includes two-page profiles of each school and student survey-based ranking lists of top-20 colleges in more than 60 categories.
The Princeton Review describes Centre as "just perfect. The small school environment lends itself so well to the liberal arts education platform." The profile also quotes extensively from surveyed Centre students. Among students' candid comments on the College: "Centre's greatest strength is that no one can slip through the figurative cracks, since nearly every person at Centre seems genuinely concerned about the students."
Schools were chosen for inclusion in Best 366 Colleges primarily for their outstanding academic programs. They were evaluated based on institutional data collected, feedback from current students and visits to schools over the years. The guide also considers the opinions of independent college counselors, students and parents. Finally, the guide works to include a wide representation of colleges by region, size, selectivity and character.
Among the "lists" rankings, Centre is No. 16 on "Professors Get High Marks" and No. 18 on "Professors Make Themselves Accessible."
In a "Survey Says..." section of Centre's profile, The Princeton Review reports that Centre students were in agreement that at the College, "no one cheats," "students are happy" and the school has a "great library."
The ranking lists in Best 366 Colleges are based on The Princeton Review 's survey of 120,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the 366 colleges in the book. A college's appearance on these lists is attributable to a high consensus among its surveyed students about the subject.
Centre also was recently named a U.S. News and World Report top-50 liberal arts school--the only national top-50 institution in Kentucky. Earlier this year, Centre was named the No. 1 liberal arts educational value in the nation by Consumers Digest .
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. 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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