University of Redlands recognized by multiple rankings
U of R is included in Forbes, Fiske Guide, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly
REDLANDS, Calif. (September 3, 2012) – August was a good month for University of Redlands. The university garnered an assortment of recognitions and honors during the month and capped it by welcoming its 11th president, Dr. Ralph W. Kuncl and the largest freshman incoming class in its history.
The month began when the university was named to the Forbes List of America's top colleges and then was included in the 2013 version of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Next, the university was listed among the "Best 377 Colleges" in the Princeton Review. Finally, Washington Monthly listed the University of Redlands at No.30 among master's universities. This ranking landed the university in the top 5 percent nationally for institutions noted for their contributions to the "public good."
"This high ranking for the University of Redlands makes it clear to all that serving others is an essential ingredient in the `cultural DNA' of the university," Kuncl said. "I'm proud to say that our students and faculty are committed to making a positive difference in the world through activities of both head and heart.”
The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues - from the accessibility of their professors to quality of campus food. University of Redlands was listed at No.9 for institutions where class discussion is encouraged and No.19 for great financial aid, which was a list based on students' assessments of how satisfied students were with their financial aid package.
The Fiske Guide is compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske and is designed to give a selective, subjective and systematic look at 300-plus colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
The Forbes rankings recognize the top 15 percent of the nation's 4,000 colleges and universities, effectively putting the University of Redlands in the top 5 percent of all colleges in the United States. The rankings, compiled for Forbes by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity, focus on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, career prospects, high graduation rates and low levels of debt.