Wesleyan College is climbing the ranks in several of the nation’s largest polls. The rankings were all based on a wide array of data and information, including graduation rates, professor-to-student ratio, accreditations, and job placement rates.
The New York-based education services company features Wesleyan College in the Best in the Southeast section on its “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website, giving the College the high ratings of 86 for quality of life, 87 for enrollment selectivity, 83 for academics and for financial aid, and 84 for being a green college.
According to Kiplinger, the 80-year-old Washington, D.C., based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, the average sticker price at private nonprofit colleges, including tuition, fees, and room and board for the 2018-19 academic year was $48,510. Wesleyan’s price was 30% lower at $34,030 -- $14,480 below the national average -- proving that students don’t have to pay a fortune or rely on financial aid to attend a top-quality private college or university.
Rankings are based on undergraduate institutions that offer limited, if any, graduate programs. James’ rankings are based on criteria that include admissions standards such as standardized test scores, career placement after graduation, and more.
According to James, raising graduation rates is one of the biggest priorities for Georgia schools. This set of rankings list the colleges and universities that are tops for making sure their students have the tools to graduate and succeed.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for this ninth annual edition of its "green guide" based on data from the company's 2017-18 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability. Sustainability is intentionally integrated into Wesleyan’s curricular and co-curricular teaching and learning. The campus community has adopted procedures to encourage greater participation in recycling by placing sorting receptacles for paper, plastic, and aluminum on each floor of the residence halls and water refilling stations in many building on campus.
In its 2020 list of Best Colleges, U.S. News includes Wesleyan among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges with special recognition in the categories of Social Mobility Index and Ethnic Diversity. The rankings compare bachelor's degree-granting institutions from across the U.S. on 15 diverse measures of academic quality. Liberal arts colleges, as defined in the U.S. News listing, focus almost exclusively on undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the arts and sciences.
NOTE: Wesleyan College is among a growing number of colleges and universities to sign a statement prepared by the Education Conservancy advocating changes in the U.S. News annual college ranking. By signing the statement, Wesleyan specifically agreed not to participate in the U.S. News peer assessment survey but will continue to provide all other data to the publication. By opting out of the survey’s largest section, colleges intend to encourage U.S. News to alter its methodology, to promote best practices within the higher education industry, and to offer consumers a better resource guide. Wesleyan College supports a national initiative to provide comprehensive public information to help prospective students judge the quality of higher education institutions. Go to: www.ucan-network.org
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