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U.S. News rankings

UD ranked No. 31 among public national universities by U.S. News


10:55 a.m., Sept. 12, 2012--The University of Delaware is ranked No. 31 among public national universities and No. 75 among all national universities, both public and private, in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2013 edition released Wednesday, Sept. 12.

At No. 75, UD is tied with Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. It is the same ranking the University held last year.

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Tied at 72, just ahead of UD, are Michigan State University, the University of Iowa and Virginia Tech. Tied at 77, just behind UD, are American University, Baylor University, the Colorado School of Mines, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the University of Alabama and the University of California Santa Cruz.

The top rated national universities are Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

The top national public universities are the University of California Berkeley, the University of California Los Angeles, the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

In a section on best undergraduate engineering programs in schools whose highest degree is a doctorate, UD is listed at 53, tied with Auburn University and Drexel University and having gained four places over last year.

UD also was listed as one of the top national universities in the category A Plus Schools for B Students.

Factors used to determine the rankings include peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance. 

QS Intelligence world rankings

In another new report, UD was ranked 401-450 in the QS Intelligence World University Rankings for 2012-13 released Tuesday.

The QS Intelligence Unit has been operating the QS World University Rankings since 2004. The team now numbers 15 people and, in addition to these rankings, by the end of 2012 will have published regional rankings in Asia and Latin America as well as discipline level rankings in 29 separate subjects. For details of the work, including detailed descriptions of methodologies, see the website.

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