Claremont, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
Scripps College is #25 on the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of America’s best liberal arts colleges for 2014. The College earned top honors for low student debt, having an ethnically and economically diverse student body and being named a top pick by high school guidance counselors. The College was also recognized as a best value.
“I am delighted that this report highlights important areas to the College, such as academic excellence, strengthening our campus through greater economic and ethnic diversity and keeping student debt low,” Scripps College President Lori Bettison-Varga said. “To be recognized as a top pick by high school counselors reflects our strong relationship with those guiding young people in the important college choice decision-making process. We appreciate their vote of confidence.”
The College earned its top-tier placement from an assessment by U.S. News & World Report that measures key factors, such as academic reputation, selectivity and faculty resources. Data from several national liberal arts colleges are gathered from each college and used as indicators of academic excellence. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects the judgment of U.S. News & World Report on the importance of each measure. The colleges in each category are then ranked against their peers, based on their composite weighted score. For more information, go to usnews.com.