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The Princeton Review ranks Randolph 18th in the nation for ‘Most Accessible Professors’

Professor Sara Beck converses with a student

Psychology professor Sara Beck converses with one of her students

Randolph College’s faculty have once again been recognized among the best in the nation. The Princeton Review ranked the College 18th for most accessible professors in the 2020 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 385 Colleges.

Randolph has now been ranked in the top 20 for most accessible professors for three consecutive years.

In The Best 385 Colleges, The Princeton Review also praised Randolph for its academic programs and individual student attention and included quotes extensively from students surveyed for the book.

“My academic experience has been challenging, there’s no doubt, but the professor support has made that challenge enjoyable and exciting,” one student said.

Another student agreed, “My professors are excellent. Everyone I have had here has been supremely knowledgeable, understanding, and helpful to students. The number one goal is always to make students better thinkers.”

Randolph was also credited for its vibrant campus life and highly active student organizations. Specifically mentioned were the College’s athletics events, campus-wide games like Humans vs. Zombies, the Even-Odd class rivalry, Skeller Sings, and off-campus outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and swimming.

In addition, The Best 385 Colleges praises Randolph for its “hardworking, artistic, and caring” students. “Being such a small campus, it is hard not [to] develop lots of friends from several different social groups,” one student said.

The Princeton Review has published its “Best Colleges” guide since 1992 and only about 13 percent of America’s four-year colleges are included. The rankings are tallied based on surveys of 140,000 students attending the 385 colleges in the book in 2018-19 and/or the previous two school years.

The survey asks students 84 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body, and themselves. The format uses a five-point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons. More information on the ranking methodology is available here.

Read more about the 2020 edition of The Best 385 Colleges here.



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