HILLSDALE, Mich., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the College in the 2017 edition of its flagship college guide "The Best 381 Colleges," published August 30, and cites the College as being one of the best in the Midwest.
"Hillsdale's commitment to teaching not only the 'what' but also the 'how' and 'why' is rare in American colleges and universities today," said Dr. David Whalen, provost of Hillsdale College. "But our inclusion among The Princeton Review's 'Best 381 Colleges,' as an institution who accepts zero federal or state dollars, is further evidence that a classical liberal arts education is the best preparation for students to meet the challenges of modern life."
In addition to profiling the nation's 381 best colleges, The Princeton Review produces lists of the top 20 colleges ranked in various categories. Hillsdale College appeared on several of these lists, including:
- No. 1 on Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
- No. 6 on Professors Get High Marks
- No. 9 on Best College Newspaper
- No. 15 on Students Most Engaged in Community Service
The Princeton Review also calculates ratings in eight categories based on institutional data it collected during the 2015-16 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are based on a scale of 60 to 99. Hillsdale College scored:
- 97 for Professor Accessibility
- 99 for Professor Interest
- 93 for Academics
- 92 for Quality of Life*
In its profile of Hillsdale College, The Princeton Review notes that admission "is a privilege extended to students who will benefit from, and contribute to, the academic, social and spiritual environments of the College. Important determinants for admission are intellectual curiosity, ambition, leadership and volunteerism."
Published annually since 1992, the '381 Best Colleges' list includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all of the schools in eight categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies — even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts on outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.5 million.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college-admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House.
* Indicates increase in rating from previous year
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