Oglethorpe Named Among the 2012 Princeton Review’s Best Colleges

According to The Princeton Review, Oglethorpe is one of the best colleges in the southeast and in the country.  The home of the Stormy Petrel was included in the newest edition of Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” book – The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition, available now in bookstores, as among the best colleges in the nation and the “Best Southeastern Colleges.” 

In addition to naming the best 376 colleges, the book includes 62 categories of “top 20″ nationwide ranking lists— the results of 122,000 students’ reports about their institution through surveys.  This year, Oglethorpe was named one of the top 20 schools on the “Class Discussions Are Encouraged” list.  Coming in at number 15, Oglethorpe’s students revealed that OU is where thinkers and communicators thrive . 

 In Oglethorpe’s profile in the book, students are quoted as saying that “the classroom experience is unsurpassed…you are expected to actively participate in class.”   And, “Oglethorpe University offers ‘an exceptional, well-rounded education in a close-knit community,’ with “dedicated professors.'”

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or in any specific order from 1 to 376.  Instead, it reports 62 ranking lists of “top 20″ colleges in various categories. Those lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review’s survey of current students attending the reviewed colleges.

 The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list in the book and at www.princetonreview.com/college/college-rankings.aspx

Scholarship Weekend 2010

Prospective students gather during Scholarship Weekend 2010

Loads of eager high school seniors crowded into the Conant Performing Arts Center on the Oglethorpe University campus in January 2010 for our annual Scholarship Weekend.  The event is an important and unique opportunity for prospective students—including theater majors—to compete for one of many full-ride scholarships.  I can personally attest to the anxiety, exhilaration, and enthusiasm that is included in this event, as I competed not too long ago, but now that I am on the other side, I have a slightly different perspective. Continue reading