ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University was selected to appear in the newly updated ninth edition of "Barron’s Best Buys in College Education."
As one of only 247 institutions in the U.S. chosen to be profiled in Barron’s best value guide, Winthrop is described as a university choice “for students and parents seeking a first-rate education at an affordable price.” The guide bases its profiles on a review of both nationally reported data and questionnaires circulated to students.
The Barron profile notes: "As its 120-year climb from teachers college to university demonstrates, Winthrop is a school determined not to stay in one place, and wherever it goes in the next 100 years, it is determined to take a diverse, academically excellent student body with it."
The university’s strengths include the quality of faculty, faculty level of commitment in working with students to help them succeed, new facilities, an emphasis on undergraduate research opportunities and a strong sense of community involvement.
One student gave the following description of academic life at Winthrop: "The professors instruct students in how to teach themselves, and they challenge them to learn and investigate … they encourage students to find out why, not just memorize facts."
This is the third national publication emphasizing “best value” campuses to feature Winthrop in its pages. The latest listings of Consumers Digest "Best Values" in higher education includes Winthrop as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation. In January, The Princeton Review listed Winthrop in its 2007 guide to "America’s Best Value Colleges."