September 12, 2022
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Huntingdon Named to U.S. News, Princeton Review Lists
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College appears on three lists included in the 2023 U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” college guide, released earlier today. The College is listed among the top 10 Regional Colleges-South for Social Mobility; among the top 9 Best Values in Regional Colleges-South; and appears at number 8 among the overall list of Regional Colleges-South. The College has also been notified of inclusion by the Princeton Review in their latest edition of “The Best Colleges: Region by Region.”
U.S. News announced their 2023 College Guide earlier today. Huntingdon’s rank at number 9 among Best Values in the region is a change from number 10 in the 2022 rankings. Rankings evaluate colleges and universities on various measures of academic quality, including subjective peer institution and guidance counselor assessment scores as well as objective data.
“The Best Value ranking is significant to the College because we strive to keep the cost of attendance within a reasonable range, while providing personalized service and unique value-added benefits for students,” said Huntingdon President J. Cameron West. “We believe that every student should have equal access to the tools and experiences that make learning happen and that are important for academic success, therefore we provide a laptop computer, senior-year travel-study opportunities, and books and learning resources for every full-time day student—all within regular tuition and fees. Since no other colleges of which we are aware do this, these value-added measures are not factored in the rankings. As I’ve said before, Huntingdon is in a class by itself with regard to value.”
At number 8 among Regional Colleges-South, Huntingdon has climbed from the rank of number 13 in the 2022 guide.
The Social Mobility list measures the College’s success at enrolling and graduating students who are from the most challenging socioeconomic circumstances—as measured by qualifying to receive the Federal Pell Grant—in comparison with the overall graduation rate. This is the first time Huntingdon has appeared on the Social Mobility list.
A key measure that reveals alumni perception of a college is the alumni giving rate. At 22 percent, Huntingdon ranks third among U.S. News’ list of Regional Colleges-South.
Huntingdon’s inclusion among the colleges selected by the Princeton Review in their Best Colleges: Region by Region (South) follows a long tradition of recognition in this publication.
Huntingdon College, founded in 1854, continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church.