Cornell ranked 64th by high school counselors

In the first year of such rankings, Cornell College was tied for No. 64 among national liberal arts colleges as ranked by some of the nation’s high school counselors.

The ranking, in the U.S. News & World Report annual guide to colleges, surveyed guidance counselors at schools ranked as America’s best high schools about their thoughts on 287 national liberal arts colleges. The schools were ranked from 1 to 5. Cornell was ranked 64 with a score of 3.9.

“The hallmark of the Cornell College experience is the extraordinary opportunities 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 colleges,” he added.

Cornell has long been recognized as a top institution, and was included as one of 40 Colleges That Change Lives.

The full rankings were released in the Aug. 24 issue of U.S. News & World Report.