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Catawba named one of best national theater colleges

Catawba College News Service

SALISBURY — Catawba College has again been recognized as “Best College Theater” in the Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges,” ranking 17th in the nation.

Catawba is also cited as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

“The Best 382 Colleges,” a college guide, hit newsstands on Tuesday. Published annually since 1992, it includes profiles of about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

Catawba’s appearance on the “Best College Theater” rankings is based on the guidebook’s surveys of students who attend the college.

Catawba’s profile in the publication includes a Green Rating of 94 out of possible scores ranging from 60 to 99 and an 86 Quality of Life Rating for campus life.

Catawba students who were surveyed noted that small class sizes allow for close relationships with professors.

“I go to class knowing they want me to succeed,” one student said.

Another noted, “Professors go out of their way to make sure every student is involved in the learning process.”

Catawba students also reported said that “the college and the town are very active together,” with downtown Salisbury close enough that students can visit relatively easily.

Other responses by Catawba students included:

• “Students are happy.”

• There is “very little drug use.”

• “Everyone loves the Catawba Indians.”

• “Theater is popular.”

• The college has an “active student government.”

Business administration and management, sport and fitness administration or management; and kindergarten and preschool education were cited among the most popular academic majors.

“The Best 382 Colleges” is the 26th edition of The Princeton Review’s annual guidebook. Its school profiles and rankings are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com/best382. The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books and other student resources. It is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

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