Kaplan/Newsweek College Catalog Recognizes Baylor Academics

Aug. 6, 2001

by Erika Snoberger, student newswriter

Baylor University has been named one of the nation's top schools in academia by the Kaplan/Newsweek College Catalog 2002.

Kaplan and Newsweek, in a joint venture, publish the yearly guide that examines more than 1,000 college and university admissions and academic standards. Baylor was named to the list of "schools that are academically challenging."

Last year, Baylor was recognized by Kaplan/Newsweek as a "top choice among schools that guidance counselors would attend if they could repeat their college years."

The publication is targeted at high school students and their parents to help them make informed decisions about which college to attend. The catalog, which is not funded by any of the schools it evaluates, stresses "straightforward, unbiased information that helps prospective applicants make the most informed choice possible during the application process." Along with extensive lists of top schools in various categories, comments from polled guidance counselors also are included in the publication.

Results are representative of a nationwide telephone survey of public, private and Catholic high school counselors. Conducted by Market Measurement, a national market research firm, the survey's findings represent the majority opinion, weighted to reflect the number of high schools in each state, on institutions of higher learning across the United States.

The Kaplan/Newsweek College Catalog 2002 is available in bookstores. An excerpt from the survey appears in the Kaplan/Newsweek How To Get Into College publication on newsstands this month.

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