A pair of Connecticut universities made the top 25 list of America's best colleges, according to this report.
Yale in New Haven ranked third nationwide, while Wesleyan in Middletown ranked 21st nationwide, in a new ranking by BestColleges.com.
Choosing the right college can be daunting and stressful, according to BestCollege.com, but it’s important to do due diligence and find the right school for your academic interests and professional goals.
So what does it mean to be one of the “best” colleges? In creating its ranking, the study began with minimum criteria like accreditation, annual reporting, and availability of online degrees. It then delved deeper into each school’s overall value by considering aspects like academic quality, affordability, and the breadth and depth of programs available online. By quantifying these metrics through objective assessment, they created their top 25 ranking.
Here are excerpts from what "Best Colleges" wrote about Yale University:
"Yale, founded in 1701, is the third oldest university in the nation. The school is comprised of an undergraduate college and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. This historic Ivy League institution boasts hundreds of high-profile graduates and leaders in every field, from the arts to politics. Students hail from all 50 states and 108 countries."
"Yale offers an impressive range of academic programs, clubs, student organizations and research opportunities. The school has over 2,000 undergraduate courses and maintains a diverse global character in academics through its outreach and global affiliate programs. Students are encouraged to 'learn broadly and deeply' and have few prerequisite classes."
Here are some excerpts from what "Best Colleges" wrote about Wesleyan University:
"Home to over 2,800 undergraduates, Wesleyan is a liberal arts college with small classes and an intimate campus feel. . . ."
"Students have a number of options to pursue when considering a major. Wesleyan offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and nearly 1,000 total courses. There are no course requirements, freeing students to pursue their academic interests. "
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