Lynchburg College has again earned recognition as one of the nation’s best higher education institutions. The College is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of the flagship college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges.” The book is available for sale beginning August 4.
The book highlights colleges that The Princeton Review has selected based on data about schools’ academic programs. Survey responses from students give overviews of each featured college. In the 2016 guidebook, students praise LC for fostering student-faculty interaction, supporting a unified community, and providing an academic program that prepares students for the future.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides.
“Lynchburg College’s outstanding academics are the chief reason we chose it for this book and we strongly recommend it to applicants,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP-Publisher and author of “The Best 380 Colleges.”
“We are honored that The Princeton Review continues to notice the quality of Lynchburg College’s academic programs and the strength of our community,” said Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, president of Lynchburg College. “We strive to provide an education that gives students opportunities to excel today and in the future. Although college rankings are not our ultimate goal, it is heartening that our success is reflected in this recognition from The Princeton Review and the feedback from our students.”
The Princeton Review’s profile of LC quotes extensively from students surveyed for the book. The students wrote that LC is “truly a home away from home” that “instills values and a sense of family that lasts far longer than any career you will ever have.” With a student-faculty ratio of 11:1 and fewer than 20 students in the average classroom, it is “easy to establish a relationship with your professors” and “to get to know classmates.”
Students also gave LC high marks for the administration’s relationship with students and cited how easy it is to get involved and get along. Students are “able to connect with a lot of people on campus” and “somehow everyone seems to find their place and everyone fits in.”
In a “Survey Says ” sidebar in the book’s profile on LC, The Princeton Review lists topics that students agreed upon the most in their answers to survey questions. The list concludes that “students are happy,” “students are friendly,” and “everyone loves the Hornets.”
View Lynchburg College’s profile online at http://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1022788/college/lynchburg-college
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