August 24, 2010
WOOSTER, Ohio - High school guidance counselors from across the country have selected The College of Wooster as one of the nation's outstanding private colleges that often "fly under the radar." The ranking, which was featured in Parade Magazine's College A-List this past Sunday (Aug. 22), identified Wooster as one of those schools that "encourages more contact between professors and students," and ensures that "students are less likely to fall through the cracks."
In noting Wooster's specific strengths, the publication stated, "a great deal is expected of Wooster students; they take a challenging academic program and are required to complete a thesis or project to graduate. Their acceptance rate to all graduate programs is far above average."
One of the counselors in the survey, Gwyeth Smith, who retired from Long Island's Oyster Bay High School in 2008, expressed high regard for Wooster earlier this summer, when he said he was impressed from the moment he set foot on campus, particularly with the sense of community. "The school encourages student-faculty relationships," said Smith, "and the requirement that all students undertake an Independent Study project means that Wooster's grads are prepared with the tools for life-long learning."
The recent recognition was one of several for Wooster this month. Just last week, U.S. News and World Report identified Wooster as one of a handful of top liberal arts colleges that "do the best job of educating undergraduates." Wooster was ranked fifth by college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans asked by the magazine to identify "schools where the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching." The College was also recognized for outstanding programs in two important areas linked to student success: undergraduate research opportunities and senior capstone experiences. In addition, Wooster made the list of "A+ Schools for B Students."
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