VOLUME 20 #3

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Recognition for UD as 'public gem'

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ON THE GREEN | The University received high marks in fall higher education rankings, listed among the Princeton Review’s Best 377 Colleges and in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The Fiske ranking, compiled by a former New York Times education editor, takes a look at more than 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. It hails UD as “a public gem that boasts more than 125 solid academic programs, from engineering to education.”

Superlatives for UD in the Princeton guide include academics and campus life.

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book.

The University was rated highly in numerous other recent publications and rankings. These include:

  • U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2013 edition rated UD No. 31 among U.S. public universities and No. 75 among all U.S. universities. It was cited in particular for its undergraduate engineering program.
  • • For the second year in a row, the University is listed among the world’s top 150 universities, according to a study by the Center for World Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • • UD gained 15 spots in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, moving from 180 in 2011 to 165 in 2012. The rankings, by Thomson Reuters, judge world-class universities across all of their core missions—teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
  • • Delaware also was recognized for graduation rates that are well above the national average, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report on college completion. The report, using data from 2010, shows that 61.8 percent of UD students graduated in four years, a figure that compares with a national average of 31.3 percent among U.S. four-year public universities and places UD in the 95th percentile.
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