National Publications Recognize Alma College
Three national entities — The Princeton Review, Colleges of Distinction and the Fiske Guide to Colleges — have recognized Alma College for its academic excellence and quality of campus life.
“We are always pleased when Alma College is acknowledged for those characteristic of the student experience that we value so highly — active learning, excellent student-faculty relationships, a supportive residential environment and a commitment to student success,” says Provost Michael Selmon.
‘Best in the Midwest’
The Princeton Review selected Alma College as one of 153 institutions it recommends as “Best in the Midwest” for 2012-13. An education services company, the Princeton Review annually rates institutions on academic rigor, admissions selectivity, quality of campus life and financial aid. It divided the country into four regions and identified 633 colleges as academically excellent institutions of higher learning.
Ratings are calculated from student survey results and institutional data. The survey asks students 80 questions about the schools’ academics, administration, campus life and student body.
The 12-state Midwest region comprises Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Alma Named ‘College of Distinction’
Colleges of Distinction, a national college guide for students, parents and counselors, identifies Alma College as “one of the best places to learn, grow and succeed.” The Colleges of Distinction publication recognizes institutions for their commitment to ”engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.” The 2012-13 guidebook will be distributed to more than 50,000 high school counselors and 2,500 community college counselors.
Fiske Guide Selects Alma College
Alma College is included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013. Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske, the guide profiles the student body, academic quality, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing and extracurricular activities of more than 300 colleges and universities.
Posted: Wed, August 22nd, 2012 at 4:09PM