SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Catawba College continues to be recognized for "Best College Theater" according to the Princeton Review's 2018 edition of "The Best 382 Colleges," ranking 17th in the nation.
Catawba is also cited as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education.
The College guide, "The Best 382 Colleges," hit newsstands on August 1st. Published annually since 1992, it includes profiles on only about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges. Catawba's appearance on the "Best College Theater" rankings lists is based on the guidebook's surveys of students attending the colleges.
Catawba's profile in the publication includes a Green Rating of 94 out of possible scores ranging from 60-99, and an 86 Quality of Life Rating for campus life.
Catawba students who were surveyed noted that small class sizes allow for close relationships with professors. "I go to class knowing they want me to succeed," one student said. Another noted "professors go out of their way to make sure every student is involved in the learning process."
Catawba students also reported that "the college and the town are very active together," with Downtown Salisbury close enough that students can visit relatively easily.
Surveyed Catawba students shared that "students are happy," there is "very little drug use," "everyone loves the Catawba Indians," "Theater is popular," and the College has an "active student government."
Business Administration and Management, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, and Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching were cited among the most popular academic majors.
"The Best 382 Colleges" is the 26th edition of The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" guidebook. Its school profiles and ranking lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com/best382.
The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. It is headquartered in Natick, Mass.