BGSU makes triple appearance in U.S. News 'America’s Best Colleges'
Bowling Green State University has reason to celebrate beyond its Centennial celebration. The University has been recognized in the 2009-10 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” The article cites BGSU for excellence in undergraduate education in three categories—a strong commitment to teaching http://rankings.usnews.com/best-colleges/national-ut-rank, first-year experience programs http://rankings.usnews.com/best-colleges/first-year-experience-programs, and learning communities http://rankings.usnews.com/best-colleges/learning-community-programs.
“It’s gratifying to be recognized by our peers in higher education as an outstanding university to receive an undergraduate education,” said BGSU President Carol Cartwright. “This illustrates our commitment to helping students succeed.”
BGSU faculty have a solid reputation for their focus on engaging students in undergraduate research, service-learning that links out-of-classroom experience to the curriculum, and availability to students.
Getting students off to a strong start has been a priority for BGSU for many years. Extending that commitment by staying connected with and supporting students throughout their undergraduate experience is a key element of BGSU’s new long-term strategic plan – emphasizing links between classroom learning and co-curricular activities.
A key way of creating an integrated educational experience is through learning communities, an area in which BGSU has been at the forefront. BGSU’s learning communities range from students who share a common major, such as health science or urban education, to those in which students share a commitment to an area of interest, such as global connections or appreciation of the arts.
For more information about BGSU’s place among the nation’s top colleges and universities, visit the U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2010” edition at http://rankings.usnews.com/best-colleges/