Understanding the Attributes: The College Experience

Alumni Rate Their Colleges in Key Areas

Colleges and universities that earn the top spots in the overall College Experience rankings deliver a transformative, life-altering undergraduate experience to their students who, in turn, leverage its value for a lifetime. Having lived in the real world, graduates are better able than current students to make an objective, informed assessment of their college’s true impact. Their holistic and retrospective feedback, from the vantage point of their current life stage, is thus invaluable. Alumni were asked to comment on these defining elements of their undergraduate experience:

  • Intellectual Development
  • Social and Communication Skills Development
  • Spiritual Development
  • Deep Friendship Development
  • Friendship Retention – Staying Close to Undergraduate Friends
  • Preparation for Career Success
  • Immediate Job Opportunities