Hampden-Sydney College continues to climb the rankings in multiple categories according to the 2020 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges. Published on February 4, the guide ranks Hampden-Sydney No. 2 for Best Alumni Networks, up from No. 4 in 2019, and No. 14 for Best Schools for Internships, up five spots from last year.
For the first time, Hampden-Sydney was also named among the top-25 Best Schools for Making an Impact, which measures community service opportunities, student government, and on-campus student engagement.
“These rankings underscore the enduring value of a Hampden-Sydney education,” says President Larry Stimpert. “The success our alumni find in life and the pride they feel for this college and for each other are a testament to the quality of both our academic experience and dedicated faculty and staff members." Adds Stimpert, “We are also grateful for the efforts of Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement Cameron Marshall ’12 and his team, who have hosted more than 100 alumni events around the country over the past year.”
“The energy and enthusiasm of Hampden-Sydney alumni is resounding,” says Marshall. “We are thrilled about the Princeton Review’s recognition of the strength of our network.”
Princeton Review editors also praise Hampden-Sydney’s academic offerings, noting “the college’s required Rhetoric Program provides Olympic-level training in writing and speech, and the interdisciplinary Core Cultures program ensures students learn about the past from both a Western and a global cultures perspective.”