Fiske: Cornell College among best in art, affordability

Cornell College has been named a “Top Financial Find” and one of the “44 Best Buy Schools” in the 2010 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The guide also named the Cornell art department as one of the strongest in the country.

King ChapelThe 44 “Best Buy Schools” are based on the quality of academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance. To determine the list, Fiske researchers combined the cost data with academic and other lifestyle information about each college and university to determine what institutions offer remarkable educational opportunities at a relatively modest cost.

The art department was also recognized by Fiske as one of the top among small colleges and universities. Cornell was one of only 24 art and design departments to make the list.

“The hallmark of the Cornell College experience is the extraordinary opportunities, in the classroom, on campus, and around the world, for students afforded, in large part, by our distinctive One Course At A Time academic calendar,” said Jonathan Stroud, vice president for enrollment.

“While institutional quality cannot be captured adequately in college rankings, we are nonetheless pleased that Cornell is being recognized fittingly among the nation’s finest and most affordable colleges,” he added.

Cornell has consistently been recognized as a top institution and as highly affordable by various college ranking guides. Cornell was ranked in the U.S. News & World Report’s top tier for liberal arts colleges and was featured as among “Schools to Watch” and “Great Schools, Great Prices.”

Cornell was also 21st in a Forbes ranking of the best liberal arts schools in nation and 71st among all universities and colleges, and has been named one of The Princeton Review’s Best 368 Colleges, a College of Distinction, and one of the 40 Colleges That Change Lives.