Oglethorpe University was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company lists Oglethorpe in its 2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region—recommended schools that are “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” in a college search. Only 140 colleges in 12 Southeastern states made the list.Oglethorpe student feedback on faculty and academics also stood out. Professors earned high marks for being being “interesting” (93/99) and “accessible” (87/99). On a scale of 60-99, these ratings are based on levels of surveyed students’ agreement or disagreement with the statements: “your instructors are good teachers” and “your instructors are accessible outside the classroom.”
In addition, The Princeton Review assessed “how hard students work and how much they get back for their efforts,” a rating calculated from student survey results and statistical information reported by administrators. On a scale of 60-99, Oglethorpe earned an 86. Factors weighed include how many hours students study outside of the classroom, the quality of students the school attracts, and consideration of students’ assessments of professors, class size, student/teacher ratio, use of teaching assistants, amount of class discussion, registration, and resources.
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