UNL still among nation's best in U.S. News ranking

Released on 09/12/2012, at 12:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., September 12th, 2012 —

            The University of Nebraska-Lincoln continues tied at 101st among top national universities in the 2013 U.S. best colleges ranking in U.S. News and World Report. It is tied with four other schools at 101.

            Among public, national universities, UNL remains ranked in the top 50 at 47. Last year UNL was ranked 49th among all national public research universities.

            For the second year in a row, UNL is featured among schools that focus on student success through enriched offerings. The UCARE program, Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences, is included among the 33 best university programs in undergraduate research and creative projects. UNL is also listed in the ranking report among "A-Plus Schools for B Students."

            U.S. News collects 15 indicators of academic quality and analyzes the data according to its methodology. Among the indicators are student ACT scores and class rank, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, class size, faculty-to-student ratio, financial resources and alumni giving.

            In the criteria, UNL's academic reputation score increased, so did graduation rate (from 64 to 67 percent) the percentage of freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school class (increasing from 25 to 26 percent).

Writer: Kelly Bartling, University Communications, 402-472-2059


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