“A truly great school must emphasize core competencies such as critical thinking, writing, oral communication, research, and global perspectives,” says Colleges of Distinction Founder Wes Creel. “They must also offer dynamic, out-of-classroom learning, intensive study abroad programs, and other experiential learning opportunities. Colleges of Distinction’s goal is to find schools, such as Bethel College, that provide these types of High-Impact Practices.”
Colleges of Distinction is a nationally recognized web-based guide that provides students, counselors and parents with information about colleges and universities that take a holistic approach to admissions, consistently excel in providing undergraduate education, and have a truly national reputation. It departs from traditional rankings systems that judge schools based mainly on admission selection standards and process, and little on the quality of education received. To learn more about the online guide, visit CollegesOfDistinction.com.