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 2013 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 377 Colleges.” Only about 15% of the country’s 2,500 four-year colleges are included in the guidebook.
The Princeton Review cites Jewell as “the quintessential liberal arts college, thoroughly engaging students in critical study of both the self and the world as a whole.” Accessible and supportive professors, along with easy access to internships and widespread participation in service projects were cited. “Often called ‘the Harvard of the Midwest,’ William Jewell College is a prestigious small school with a strong sense of community,” the guidebook noted.
The Princeton Review does not rank colleges from 1 to 377. The lists are entirely based on a survey of 122,000 students, asking them to rate their own schools and report on their campus experiences through 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.