Tuesday, May 31, 2011
One smart place
The top reason students attend Kalamazoo College? The college's high academic reputation! A recent survey done by two K College students regarding the reasons students attend K College showed that it was the academics that rated the highest. These two students gave out a survey to 106 participants randomly, the questions ranged from student to faculty ratio, academics, and athletics to gender, family income, and financial aid. After compiling their surveys and analyzing the data, they saw that the average student rated academics at an 7.9 on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being not very important to 10 being very important). The academic reputation at K draws the most students because students desire to learn and excel in their specific field and they know that K College can do this for them. Other top important factors included the coarse load difficulty here at K rating a 7.2 on average and the high acceptance rate into graduate school after K rating 7.4 (all on the 1 to 10 scale). This survey was done to help understand why kids come to Kalamazoo College instead over any other college to help the admissions office know what they should focus their recruitment on and what they shouldn't focus on. So stop and ask yourself why you came to K College? Most likely the high academic prestige has to be one of your major reasons for coming.