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Oglethorpe among Fiske's top 20 'Best Buy' colleges

Andrew Alvarez

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ATLANTA, GA — Fiske Guide to Colleges has named Oglethorpe University on its Top 20 “Best Buy” colleges annual list for the fifth consecutive year. Oglethorpe is the only school in Georgia to make its nationwide list.

The Fiske Guide to College has distinguished a select group of institutions noted for quality academic programs and affordable cost for its list for 38 years.

Fiske has determined that these schools offer “outstanding educational value as determined by academic quality in relation to the net cost of attendance.

Oglethorpe was expressly noted for its “highly diverse student body and extensive financial aid in a region where most liberal arts colleges are in sleepy towns, Oglethorpe has the South’s most exciting city at its fingertips.”

Fiske also wrote the following about Oglethorpe: “This urban-based liberal arts school attracts a student body rich in socioeconomic and racial diversity, thanks in part to generous financial aid.”

Edward B. Fiske was an education editor at The New York Times for 17 years. He realized during that time that college-bound students and their families needed better information to base their school choices.

He wrote the Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them make an informed decision, updated annually by his staff. The guide aims to share “the unique personalities of schools”.

Fiske Guide to Colleges offers in-depth information on colleges, along with their rating, up-to-date tips from their current students, and tools for broadening and narrowing prospective students’ college lists.

The following institutions made into the list this year:

1. Private

  • Centre College
  • The Cooper Union
  • Drew University
  • Lawrence University
  • Oglethorpe University
  • - Olin College of Engineering
  • Rice University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

2. Public

  • Arizona State University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Iowa
  • New College of Florida
  • University of North Carolina Asheville
  • Purdue University
  • SUNY – Purchase College
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Truman State University
  • University of Washington

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