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July 8, 2003

Birmingham-Southern College recognized by Washington Post

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.—Birmingham-Southern College was recently included among the 100 “Colleges Worth Considering” as compiled by Washington Post staff writer Jay Mathews.

The list of “hidden gems” was compiled by Mathews based on an informal survey of high school counselors and teachers who were asked to submit information on schools that “their graduates rave about” and that are “under-appreciated.”

In his April 1, 2003, “Colleges Worth Considering” article, Mathews quoted Mary Ann Willis, college counselor at Bayside Academy in Daphne, as saying about Birmingham-Southern, “The president knows the students by name and remembers them for years. They have strong pre-professional programs and solid support for the arts.”

The appendix of Mathews' book Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You contains the complete survey, including longer descriptions of each of the 100 schools on the list.


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