William Jewell College was named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. The education services company features Jewell in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges.” Only about 15% of the country’s 2,500 four-year colleges are included in the guidebook.
The Princeton Review cites Jewell’s “internationally renowned” Oxbridge Honors and Pryor Leadership programs, supplementing an education that many undergrads feel is “unmatched in the Midwest.” Dedicated professors, an engaged student body and opportunities for “transformative, hands-on experiences” through the Journey Grant program were also referenced.
The Princeton Review does not rank colleges from 1 to 378. The lists are entirely based on a survey of 126,000 students, asking them to rate their own schools and report on their campus experiences through a series of 80 questions. Topics range from assessments of their professors to opinions about financial aid packages, study abroad programs, campus life, administration, town life and extracurricular opportunities.
The Princeton Review posts the book’s ranking lists at www.princetonreview.com/rankingsbest.aspx.