The publication ranks schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). Washington Monthly ranked 255 liberal arts colleges and placed Gustavus at No. 56 on their list.
Gustavus also appeared in the top 20 in a new set of rankings for 2013 that Washington Monthly is calling their “Best Bang for the Buck Rankings”. The list is based on the economic value students receive per dollar. Gustavus ranked No. 18 among liberal arts colleges in the country on the list.
Washington Monthly is a monthly magazine based in Washington D.C., that focuses on United States politics and government. Founded in 1969, the magazine started releasing college rankings in 2006 as an alternative college guide to the one published by U.S. News and World Report.
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