LC among “Best 379 Colleges”

Tuesday August 5 2014


princeton reivewLynchburg College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition, The Best 379 Colleges. Only about 15 percent of the 2,500 four-year colleges in America are selected for this guide.

The rankings are based on surveys of 130,000 students (average 343 per campus).

"Every college in our book offers outstanding academics," said Robert Franek, the guide's author and Princeton Review Senior VP / Publisher. "These colleges differ significantly in their program offerings, campus culture, locales, and cost. Our purpose is not to crown one college 'best' overall or to rank these distinctive schools 1 to 379 on any single topic. We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that's best for them."

Here’s what LC students told The Princeton Review …

Lynchburg College “is not just a school, but a family that allows its students to learn and have fun doing it.” Students describe this school as having a “friendly atmosphere” and being “truly a home away from home.” LC is “all about getting the job done” in “fostering and preparing the next generation of leaders.”

“The smaller size of the school allows for your education to be much more intimate and personal,” a biomedical sciences student explains. “The small size of the school makes it easy to establish a relationship with your professors” and makes “it easy to get to know classmates.”

At LC, you “can tell that these teachers take their job very serious and want to see their students succeed in this world.”

Overall, students gave high marks to the administration. They especially praised the “communication between the Dean of Students and the actual students” and noted that the “administration truly takes the time to understand its students.” One student was simply amazed at “how absolutely EVERY SINGLE PERSON who attends or works at this school is so involved.” At the end of the day, LC is a college that doesn’t only educate you, but “instills values and a sense of family that lasts far longer than any career you will ever have.”

Annually published since 1992, "The Best 379 Colleges" is one of 150 Random House / Princeton Review books. No school has ever paid a fee to be profiled in the book.

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