The US News & World Report’s High School Counselor Rankings are out, and PC is #89 among liberal arts colleges in the country. This top national ranking comes as no surprise to Linda Schulz, the director of college counseling at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, SC.
“PC is very student-centered, placing the success of each student first and foremost,” Schulz said. “I believe the College promotes a learning environment where students can grow intellectually, personally, spiritually, athletically and artistically.”
Schulz, like all high school counselors, helps students navigate a challenging time in their lives. One of these challenges is choosing a college that’s right for them.
Schulz says she likes recommending PC because of the strong liberal arts curriculum and the engaged community.
“Students care about each other, and faculty serve as mentors for their students,” she said. “Pre-professional programs are very strong, and I especially enjoy guiding business-oriented students to the rich liberal arts environment.
“Every PC alumnus I have ever met LOVES his/her alma mater!”
Cynthania Simpson-Obioha, the associate director of college counseling at Hammond School in Columbia, SC, says she recommends PC to students who are looking for a college that’s more personal.
“I recommend PC to students who are interested in being in a college setting where they can get to know their college professors and interact with them within a small, challenging, yet nurturing environment, one that will prepare them well for study and work in a variety of programs and career fields,” she said.
While high school counselors recommend colleges to students, Schulz and Simpson-Obioha agree that students should visit the colleges they apply to.
“There really is no substitution for visiting a campus during the school year,” Schulz said. “Attend a class, talk to faculty, eat in the dining hall, sit in the library, walk the campus, spend the night. Regardless of when you visit, talk to current students and ask them what they love most about their college, as well as what they dislike.”
Ready to Visit?
If you’re ready to see what Mrs. Schulz and Mrs. Simpson-Obioha are raving about, check out our Visit Campus page to join us for a Preview PC event. If you want to come for a personal visit, pick a date on the calendar so we can have your coffee ready.