Hartsville, S.C. – Aug. 27, 2014 – For the 10th consecutive year, Coker College has been named a Best College in the Southeast by nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. Coker was one of 139 institutions listed in the “Best in the Southeast” section of the “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature. Only about 25 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are included.
“This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff in creating a personal, supportive, and challenging educational environment,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “We are honored to be included in this group of institutions who are committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities.”
In its profile on Coker, The Princeton Review quotes students who report that getting an education at Coker College is “an extremely positive, nurturing experience.” Students also describe the academic experience as being centered around small classes, with lots of individual time with professors who truly care about their students’ success.
Coker’s distinctive round-table, interactive learning environment challenges students to participate in discussion and reach their full potential, inside and outside of class. Another student quote says professors are “very approachable, and you can tell that they care about your academic career.”
The Princeton Review compiles its list based on institutional data collected directly from the colleges, visits to schools, input from college counselors and the opinions of The Princeton Review’s staff. Schools selected as “Best Colleges” are considered “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” by the Princeton Review.
In addition, the firm considers and publishes information provided directly from current students via an 80-question student survey. The survey asks students to rate their own schools on several issues—from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food—and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.
The 139 colleges in the Southeast region are from 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Only schools that permit The Princeton Review to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for the guide. More information on the The Princeton Review’s 2015 Best Colleges can be found here.
For information about admission to Coker College, visit http://www.coker.edu/admissions.
Release written by media relations coordinator Elizabeth McCarley.
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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.