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Randolph College Earns Spot in Fiske Guide to Colleges

Annual guidebook recognizes top 330 schools in nation

6/30/2009 4:06:11 PM


LYNCHBURG – Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2010 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The Fiske Guide does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the top 330 schools in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

Schools included in the popular guidebook were chosen from the more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the nation. Randolph College is one of just 12 from the state of Virginia. The college is also recognized for its emphasis on international studies.

The Fiske profile touts Randolph’s strong academic programs, faculty/student relationships, close community, and international focus.

“Though the Randolph community is small, students need not worry about claustrophobia; worldliness is a part of life here,” the guide reports adding that “the students of Randolph aren’t shy about their academic goals, career drive, or sense of campus unity.”

“In today’s economy, it is even more important for students and parents to receive a high quality education at an affordable cost,” said John White, dean of admissions and student financial services. “To be once again recognized in this national publication is gratifying and a testament to the value of the Randolph College educational experience.”

The Fiske Guide to Colleges is a best-selling annual college guidebook. The independent guide offers no advertising nor collects fees from any of the colleges it covers.

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