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Stephens among Princeton Review's 'Best Colleges' guide, theatre program is No. 11

August 4, 2015

The Princeton Review has again named Stephens College one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

Stephens is featured in “The Best 380 Colleges,” which was released on Aug. 3. The College is also ranked No. 11 for its theatre program, up a notch from last year.

About 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are featured in the annual college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus lists of top 20 colleges in various categories.

The Princeton Review bases selections on data, campus visits and feedback, including student surveys.

"Our 62 ranking lists provide students with a way to see the types of colleges that could help them achieve their future goals and dreams," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP-Publisher. "Every college in our book has outstanding academics.”

Students who were surveyed praised Stephens for empowering women to take on leadership roles in the workplace and the world. They also said the College offers strong academic programs and “gives its students everything they could possibly need to pursue their dreams,” encouraging them to “think independently” while offering “a plethora of opportunities to build a résumé and gain connections” in their field. They praised class sizes for being small and personal, as well.

“We’re thrilled to again be included in this prestigious college guide,” said Dr. Suzan Harkness, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “While college rankings provide just one snapshot of a larger academic picture, we are pleased to be recognized for our academic excellence and student satisfaction.”

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