Cornell students rank nationally in writing, critical thinkingApril 25, 2012
Cornell College students are not only satisfied with their education, they’re also prepared to enter the world of work, according to a study the college conducted this January.
On the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency, four out of every five Cornell juniors and seniors scored in the top 25 percent nationally in critical thinking, and more than half scored in the top 25 percent nationally in writing.
The assessment, produced by ACT, is a nationally-recognized measure for student and institutional success.
“Employers consistently say they’re looking for workers with critical thinking and writing skills,” said Vice President for Enrollment Jonathan Stroud. “Cornell College’s distinctive One Course At A Time schedule and focus on academic rigor and the liberal arts produces graduates who are prepared to start their careers.”
The college also participated in the Student Satisfaction Inventory, administered by higher-education consultants Noel Levitz.
Cornell students emphasized the appeal of the college’s culture of academic excellence, the personal attention and expertise of faculty, the strong courses within majors and the ability to focus on a subject afforded by the block plan.
“This study affirms what we’ve long known,” Stroud said. “Cornell offers a world-class education and has faculty dedicated to ensuring our students have the best academic experience possible.”
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