William Jewell College has been named one of the nation’s 371 best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features William Jewell in The Best 371 Colleges, the just-published 2010 edition of its annual “best colleges” guide. Only about 15% of the country’s 2,500 four-year colleges are included in the annual guidebook, which features profiles on the schools and student survey-based rankings in various categories.
Student survey-based rankings placed William Jewell in the number 12 slot among the top 20 colleges nationwide for town-gown relations, a category measuring the quality of an institution’s relationship with the community in which it is located.
The Princeton Review cites Jewell’s “extremely intense” Oxbridge Honors Program, which offers instruction in the English tutorial style. Also noted are “strong academics, a personal atmosphere, and a close-knit community,” along with access to faculty and small class size.
“A broad core curriculum includes lots of hands-on learning,” the guidebook noted. “Also, the nationally recognized Harriman-Jewell Series arranges student tickets to a sweeping array of performing arts events to Kansas City.”
Other highlights of The Princeton Review’s 2010 rankings of William Jewell College:
• “Profs interesting”-90 on a scale of 60 to 99
• “Quality of Life”-89 on a scale of 60 to 99, based on “how happy students are with their lives outside the classroom”
• Academics-87 on a scale of 60 to 99, based on “how hard students work and how much they get back for their efforts”
“Each of our schools offers great academics,” said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review. “We tally 62 ranking lists based on how students at these schools rated their campus experiences, plus rating based on institutional data we collect on issues important to applicants. It’s all about the fit.”
The ranking lists in The Best 371 Colleges are based on The Princeton Review’s survey of 122,000 students attending the colleges in the book. The Princeton Review posts the book’s ranking lists on its website at www.PrincetonReview.com
William Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college’s location within the Kansas City metroplex of more than 1.5 million.