The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been named the “Hottest Music School” in the 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek “How to Get into College” guide.
The Eastman School was one of 25 schools selected as noteworthy for offering top academic programs and also for generating “extra buzz” because of recent events or trend-setting initiatives. The Kaplan/Newsweek guide cited Eastman students’ ability to take additional academic classes in the University’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering and to participate in Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership. The guide also noted that applications to Eastman were up 10 percent this year, more than the national average.
“This selection recognizes the innovative and dynamic opportunities Eastman students have for an unparalleled artistic and scholastic experience,” said Douglas Lowry, dean of the Eastman School of Music. “It underscores our commitment to giving students a well-rounded education thoroughly grounded in the highest of musical values, yet vigorously presented in order to prepare them for their professional lives.”
According to Kaplan/Newsweek, the “Hottest” list recognizes schools with growing reputation and popularity among top students. The list is based on admissions statistics as well as interviews with administrators, students, faculty, and alumni. Information is provided on each institution, focusing on the school’s unique appeal and profile. Other schools on the list include Cornell University as “Hottest Ivy” and Princeton University as “Hottest for Liberal Arts.”
The 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek “How to Get into College” guide goes on sale in bookstores on Aug. 20. Information is also available on the web at www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20228437/site/newsweek/.
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