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Wabash Tabbed in Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges List

Wabash College ranks prominently in The Princeton Review’s listing of the best institutions nationally for undergraduate education in its annual college guide.

Inclusion in The Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges indicates that Wabash ranks among the top-15 percent of more than 2,500 U.S.-based four-year colleges.

The review includes detailed accounts of the best schools with rating scores in eight categories. Wabash received an overall academic rating of 91 with scores of 96 and 98 in the categories associated with teaching, faculty interest, and accessibility.

The Princeton Review gave Wabash College strong marks for professor accessibility and classroom experience. Professor of Psychology Bobby Horton chats with an incoming student during June’s orientation programming.“The release of the annual college guide produced by The Princeton Review is always a highlight of the year,” said Wabash President Scott Feller. “These rankings are based on how students rate their experiences in classroom and labs, with their professors, their social lives, and their extracurricular activities. That Wabash ranks highly in so many different categories says much about the opportunities available to our students – and, importantly – the level to which our students take advantage of these opportunities.”

Now in its 31st year of recognizing outstanding colleges and universities, The Princeton Review offers 50 ranking lists, each identifying the top-25 colleges nationally (of the 388 profiled) in those specific categories. The colleges included on these lists are those with a track record of student satisfaction since The Princeton Review surveys more than 160,000 students who rate and report on their own campus experiences through an 85-question survey.

The surveys address a range of topics that prospective students might find interesting or ask about on a campus visit, from academics and administration to amenities, politics, and social life. Each ranking is based solely on student survey responses.

Wabash appeared in more than one-third of the 50 lists and ranked in the top-10 in 11 of those, including:

#4           Best College Newspaper

#5           Best Career Services

#5           Professors Get High Marks

#5           Best Health Services

#6           Most Accessible Professors

#6           Lots of Greek LifeWabash has been featured in every edition of The Princeton Review’s college guide since it was first printed in 1992.

#7           Most Active Student Government

#7           Everyone Plays Intramural Sports

#9           Best Classroom Experience

#9           Students Love Their School Teams

#11         Great Financial Aid

#13         Most Politically Active Students

#17         Lots of Race/Class Interaction

#20         Best Run Colleges

#21         Best College Theater

#23         Students Love These Colleges

In May, The Princeton Review rated Wabash as No. 2 nationally in Best Alumni Network for private schools, No. 3 in Best Internship Opportunities, and No. 29 in Best Value Colleges for private schools in its publication, The Best Value Colleges.

Wabash has been featured in every edition of The Princeton Review’s college guide since the service was established in 1992.