WESTMINSTER - "America's Best Colleges," an annual survey of the United States' most outstanding institutions of higher learning as conducted by U.S. News & World Report, has included Western Maryland College in its list of top-ranked national liberal arts colleges.
The report, featured in the Oct. 15 issue of the magazine, places Western Maryland among the "Best of the Rest" -- the best 141 liberal arts colleges not ranked in the top 25 but warranting national recognition nonetheless. These colleges were rated by the magazine's editors and by college presidents, deans and admissions directors, using categories established by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
According to the survey, Western Maryland ranks with those institutions that "provide superior academic experiences for the academically ambitious student." The group is comprised of "highly selective schools that award more than half their degrees in the liberal arts."