September 13, 2011
WOOSTER, Ohio, Sept. 13, 2011 – For the tenth straight year,
college presidents, provosts, and deans surveyed by U.S. News & World Report have singled out The College of Wooster for having “outstanding programs” that “are linked to student success”
in two areas: senior capstone projects, and undergraduate research/creative
projects. Only two schools have been included on both lists since their
inception 10 years ago: Wooster and Princeton University.
The lists were included in the 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges, released today.
“We’re particularly pleased with that ten-year run for two
reasons,” said Wooster President Grant Cornwell. “First, it represents the
judgment of our peers, and second, it goes to the heart of what distinguishes
Wooster’s academic program: our focus on mentored undergraduate research.
Important as this recognition is, of course, it’s just one piece of information
that prospective students and their families should consider during their
college search. And there is no substitute for exploring a college up close and
personal — that all-important campus visit.”
U.S. News also included Wooster once again on its list of “A+ Schools for B Students,” which
the editors describe as top colleges “that truly seek a broad, engaged student
Overall, Wooster was ranked number 71 among national liberal
arts colleges. It was one of four Ohio colleges to make the top 100, along with
Oberlin, Kenyon, and Denison.
The College of Wooster is an independent liberal arts
college, nationally recognized for excellence in teaching and a curriculum built
around mentored undergraduate research. Every Wooster senior works one-on-one
with a faculty adviser to create an original research project, written work,
performance or art exhibit. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately
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