In particular, the guide offers praise for Whittier’s dedicated faculty, noting that “one-on-one interaction is quite prevalent among teachers and students,” and that professors are “passionate” about the topics they teach.” Moreover, “the faculty brings real-world and work experience to their various courses.” According to the guide, these professors are “engaged, love what they do,” and “truly care about the success of their students, both academically and personally.”
Only about 14% of America’s 2,800 four-year colleges are profiled in the book.
"We salute Whittier College for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and lead author of The Best 386 Colleges.
The Princeton Review chooses the colleges for the book based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institutions’ academic offerings. The company also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.
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