道尔顿状态 Ranked #1 in the Nation for Student Experience by The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse


道尔顿状态 was ranked number one in the nation for Student Experience in The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. rankings. The Student Experience ranking is based on three categories – campus facilities, 社区和社会生活, 校园的多样性. 每个类别占总排名得分的三分之一.

“I was not surprised to hear that our students rate their experience so highly, and I want to thank all of my fellow Roadrunners for sharing their student experiences in the rankings survey,麦肯齐·曼利说, 澳门新葡京娱乐城网址学生会主席. “我在澳门新葡京娱乐城网址的时候, the college has maintained a commitment to improve the student experience. Every year, 看来澳门新葡京娱乐城网址的学生们获得了一种新的资源, 新的学术伙伴关系, 新的事件和新的机遇.”

Data used to rank institutions were heavily informed by survey data from verified college students and alumni collected by College Pulse between January and May 2023. The college partnered with The Wall Street Journal and College Pulse to share the survey with current 道尔顿状态 students and recent graduates.

“A number one national ranking in any category is a reflection of the work, 教职员工的奉献和支持, 社区合作伙伴, and incredibly generous donors as well as the financial support from the Governor, 大会, 校董会, 以及财政大臣,约翰·富奇科三世说, 澳门新葡京娱乐城网址的临时校长. “But this ranking carries a special significance because it is based almost entirely on how our students and recent graduates view their experiences at 道尔顿状态. 它告诉我们,我们的工作和奉献正在产生影响, and we will continue working to provide our students with a transformational college experience on a campus they can call home.”

While the campus facilities category assessed student satisfaction with facilities on campus, the student satisfaction in the 社区和社会生活 category was based on student satisfaction with areas such as the “sense of community,支持学生和校园安全. 校园的多样性是根据种族来衡量的, 包括家庭收入较低的学生, 包容残疾学生, 政府数据也反映了国际多样性. 另外, this category included students’ satisfaction with the quality and frequency of opportunities to interact with students from different backgrounds.

In addition to providing a quality education at an affordable price, 学生体验是澳门新葡京娱乐城网址的首要任务, 乔迪·约翰逊说, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at 道尔顿状态.

“The student experience is an integral part of a student’s overall ability to be successful in college, 从第一天起,我们就把这作为首要任务,约翰逊说. “从新生入学到毕业, we strive to ensure our students are engaged and aware of the resources available to them. From housing and dining to campus recreation to student support services, 我们对学生体验采取全面的方法, 这样我们的学生在需要的时候就能得到他们需要的东西.”

在完成了两次计划的翻新之后, all but two buildings/facilities on campus will have been renovated or newly constructed within the last decade, David Lesicko说, 澳门新葡京娱乐城网址财政事务临时副校长.

“As a state-funded institution we have an allocated budget to work with each year. We have been fortunate to be able to pursue and complete renovations and new constructions thanks to additional funding secured through external support, 包括资本项目和私人捐赠, 总计72美元.Lesicko说. “Our number one national ranking illustrates the impact external support has on our campus and our students.”

Manly noted there has been a renovation underway on campus every year since he began attending 道尔顿状态 in 2019. These include the renovation of Gignilliat Hall, Sequoya Hall and the Bandy Gymnasium.

“Not only does 道尔顿状态 commit to providing a quality student experience, but the institution also continually improves the campus through new renovations and constructions to ensure students are consistently getting what they need,曼利说. “我相信所有这些事情都可以通过多种方式完成, like intentional feedback and students expressing their wants and needs, but I believe it is ultimately due to the passion and drive that our faculty and staff show up with every day. These individuals are the reason students are able to do what they do and why we have what we have.”

道尔顿状态 serves a diverse student population and is Georgia’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution. According to 2020-2021 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics, 大约34%的学生认为自己是西班牙裔. 就澳门新葡京娱乐城网址学生的社会经济地位而言, 72% receive grant or scholarship aid with 46% receiving Pell grants, 为低收入家庭提供的一种联邦援助.

“毫无疑问, 道尔顿状态 has continued and will continue to strive to improve and maintain these levels of satisfaction for students,曼利说. 正因为如此, I have complete confidence in myself and my peers as we transition to alum, 我知道无论我们在哪里定居,我们都会留下印记, 就像澳门新葡京娱乐城网址给我们留下的印记一样.”