Forbes Honors K on Top Colleges List

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For 2019, K ranks No. 26 among colleges in the Midwest, No. 65 in the nation among liberal arts schools, No. 118 among private colleges and No. 164 overall nationwide on Forbes’ Top Colleges List.

An annual review that rates undergraduate institutions on academics, student experiences, alumni career success and debt ranks Kalamazoo College among the top institutions in the country and the top private school in Michigan.

The business magazine Forbes selects 650 schools, or about 15 percent of the country’s 4,300 degree-granting institutions, for its America’s Top Colleges list. For 2019, K ranks No. 26 among colleges in the Midwest, No. 65 in the nation among liberal arts schools, No. 118 among private colleges and No. 164 overall nationwide on that list.

“Kalamazoo College is a small school that offers a bespoke academic experience with flair,” Forbes reports. “The school has an open curriculum and emphasizes experiential learning, and most students study abroad and complete a Senior Individualized Project. About 98 percent of students receive aid, and merit-based scholarships range from $20,000 to $33,000.”

K also has received honors this summer from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which ranked K among the best overall values in the country, and the Princeton Review, which named K in its annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges.

“We’re proud of the array of recognition we’ve received this summer,” Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Eric Staab said. “It confirms that Kalamazoo College is an excellent place for students to receive a high-quality experiential education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences.”

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