The Princeton Review has named Stephens College one of the best institutions for undergraduate education in the country.
Stephens and the University of Missouri are the only mid-Missouri schools to be included in the annual college guide. “The Best 378 Colleges,” which is being released Aug. 6, represents about 15 percent of the country’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
Selected schools weren’t given overall rankings; however, this year’s The Princeton Review does provide lists of the top 20 colleges in various categories. Stephens is ranked No. 16 for its theatre program.
The Princeton Review bases selections on data, campus visits and feedback, including student surveys.
According to the company, Stephens students said they “love the atmosphere,” and enjoy the small class settings while still living in a college town. They were especially complimentary of faculty, saying professors are “all very qualified in their fields. They love teaching here and are excited to work with students.”
One student said: “Stephens empowers women to take on leadership roles in the workplace and the world.”
Another wrote: “Stephens gives its students everything they could possibly need to pursue their dreams.” Students also doled out praise for one another, calling classmates strong, independent, friendly and intelligent.
“We love getting this type of feedback from our students,” President Dianne Lynch said. “We appreciate The Princeton Review for taking the time to better understand what makes Stephens such a special place.”
The Princeton Review is an educational services company that provides test-prep courses and other student resources.
Stephens College, founded in 1833, is the second oldest women’s college in the country.
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