Our motto, “Having Light, We Pass It On To Others” is our guiding principle when it comes to student success. It’s something our faculty and students take to heart each day at Wittenberg.
That’s why The Princeton Review ranked Wittenberg University fourth in the nation for “Most Accessible Professors” in the 2014 edition of its annual college guide The Best 378 Colleges, tallying 99 out of a possible 100 points.Wittenberg also scored high in the "Interesting Professors" (96) and "Fire Safety" (96) categories, and had an overall academic rating of 86.
Inspired by our Lutheran heritage, our focus on whole-person development and a commitment to student-faculty collaboration continues to put Wittenberg among that nation’s best in faculty accessibility.
In its profile on Wittenberg, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from Wittenberg students the company surveyed for the book. Among their comments: “They treat us more like peers instead of people younger than they are,” and “Even in my largest class of seventy-five people (which is one of the largest at the university), my professor still knew who I was.”
Our 12:1 student-faculty ratio ensures that students will not get lost in the crowd. Students also take part in applied learning that serves as the foundation for our active and engaged learning environment.
At Wittenberg, learning goes far beyond the classroom. Whether it is spending the summer making Springfield, Ohio a better place to live and learn by improving its eco-system or preserving Wittenberg’s history in an archaeological excavation just steps from campus, Wittenberg excels at providing a hands-on curriculum.
It’s because of those experiences that Wittenberg has also ranked 11th in the nation in recent years for “Best Classroom Experience” and 15th in the category “Professors Get High Marks", according to The Best 376 Colleges (Princeton Review, 2011).