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U.S.News & World Report ranks DU in nation’s top 100

U.S.News & World Report’s annual college rankings for undergraduate education, released Aug. 21, again placed the University of Denver among the nation’s top 100 universities. DU ranked 89th, tied with the University of California-Riverside, the University of Kansas, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Vermont.

DU’s ranking is based on its Carnegie Foundation category as a doctoral/research university with high research activity. U.S.News & World Report collects data on as many as 15 indicators of academic quality within each category. DU ranked high for its freshman retention rate (88 percent), its acceptance rate (74 percent) and its percentage of full-time faculty (75 percent).

“DU is committed to graduating students who are immersed in scholarship, engaged in the community and grounded in ethics,” says Provost Gregg Kvistad. “The academic strength of the University continues to grow, and we are pleased to be recognized nationally for our accomplishments.”

Universities ranked by U.S.News & World Report include 262 national public and private universities that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees. The magazine weighs 75 percent of a school’s ranking by objective criteria, such as that mentioned above, and 25 percent on a school’s academic reputation as determined by a survey of university administrators.

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