Wake Forest is one of the best!

20130313campus0846This week, I was excited to see the latest U.S. News  & World Report (USN&WR) rankings of the best national universities released on September 10.  Wake Forest received our highest overall ranking ever.

U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges guide ranked us 23rd among 281 national universities.  More importantly for the College, USN&WR also ranked us 11th among their rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching.”  Schools on this list are those whose faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner.  This is exactly what Wake Forest College does.

This ranking is a wonderful recognition of how we put the education of our students first and recognize that their education must be built on a firm foundation of outstanding scholarship and state-of-the-art research. Wake Forest College offers students and faculty alike a unique educational experience where the liberal arts flourish within a community that emphasizes teaching and scholarship, collaboration and community, hard work and public engagement.  Our wonderful teaching is highlighted on the university web page.

USN&WR also highlights Wake Forest’s 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio as well as small class size. Fifty-nine percent of undergraduate classes at Wake Forest have fewer than 20 students and only 2 percent of Wake Forest’s classes have more than 50 students, the lowest of any top 30 school.20130426class1118

In addition to being acknowledged for our prestigious learning environment, Wake Forest was recognized for our tradition of diversity and inclusiveness, ambition, value, commitment to undergraduate teaching and learning, and our tradition of practical engagement and service. USN&WR also ranked us 34th on its “Great Schools, Great Prices” list and recognized Wake Forest for its commitment to economic diversity among its students.  We are a community where scholars, both faculty and students, consistently cross the boundaries of their particular fields of study, schools, and programs to engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary work.

I am proud to be part of Wake Forest, one of the very best universities, especially in teaching, in the country!

Go Deacs!

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