Wells College Ranked Among America’s Top Colleges

August 22, 2011

Wells College has earned high rankings among national colleges and universities in Forbes annual list of the nations’ top 650 undergraduate colleges.

Wells College is ranked 118th among America’s best colleges and universities by Forbes in its annual report, “America’s Top Colleges.”

Wells College has demonstrated considerable success in its commitment to an educational experience grounded in strong faculty-student relationships, interdisciplinary thinking, experiential learning, and actively engaging the world beyond the College’s lakeside campus. Wells offers innovative, student-centered academic and co-curricular programming, including the Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 and Pike H. Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship which provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of business that is grounded in the liberal arts.

The listing by Forbes ranks the top 650 colleges and universities in the country. Fewer than 10% of all the accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States even qualify for inclusion on the list. The Forbes’ rankings, according to the editors, are based on “educational outcomes, not reputations” and focus on “the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.” The rankings are undertaken by Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

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