Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what it considers the top institutions in 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.
The Fiske profile touts Randolph’s strong academic programs, faculty/student relationships, close community, and international focus. The editors wrote, “With rich traditions, cozy dorms, and challenging, seminar-based classes, Randolph College has preserved the best elements of the past, while evolving into an institution that remains relevant today.”
Students praised Randolph for its liberal arts curriculum and for the one-on-one attention faculty members provide each student. “The professors genuinely care that the students learn the material and even have fun doing it,” according to a student quoted in the book.
Students also said it’s easy to form friendships and get involved on campus. “The Social life is vibrant, inclusive, and lively,” said one senior. “Everything takes place on campus.”
Another student added that the campus community values “respect and responsibility.”
Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the top independent voice in college admissions, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 ($24.99) offers “a selective, subjective and systematic look” at more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. The Fiske Guide to Colleges is also available as an iPad app on iTunes and a web program on www.CollegeCountdown.com.