Tuesday September 13, 2011

A Top-Tier University

'U.S. News & World Report' again ranks the University in the top tier of national universities and as a top-10 Catholic university.

The University of Dayton is among the top national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue released today. 

The University of Dayton is ranked at 101 in an 10-way tie; its overall score increased from 42 in 2011 to 47 this year. Just two years ago, the University's overall score was 38. 

The magazine also listed the University of Dayton among its "A+ Schools for B Students." This is the second year in a row the University of Dayton made this list of schools the magazine says deserve a closer look. 

"The University of Dayton continues to move forward boldly in offering a transformative education in the Catholic, Marianist tradition," said Sundar Kumarasamy, vice president for enrollment management. "We continue to attract academically gifted students from across the country. Our global reach and reputation is growing as well. 

"The University of Dayton continues to make its mark as a top-tier university." 

Dayton tied for 56th among private national universities and retained its ranking as eighth among national Catholic universities. 

U.S. News assigns schools to categories developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The national universities category consists of the 280 institutions that offer a wide range of undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees. 

The University has attracted a number of high-profile national rankings and accolades recently. 

The Princeton Review's 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges lists the University of Dayton as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education. 

The Princeton Review also named the University of Dayton one of the best colleges in the Midwest, which includes 152 schools in 12 states. 

Washington Monthly magazine listed the University of Dayton at 105 in its 2011 national universities rankings. The rankings measure schools' graduation rates, research expenditures, and the number of students who give back to their country. The University also ranks in the top 10 of Catholic universities on the magazine's list. 

The University of Dayton also is listed among the 40 best colleges in Acceptance by Dave Marcus, a national guide for college applicants; the 2012 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward B. Fiske, which features more than 300 of the country's best colleges and universities; and Forbes magazine list of the top American colleges and universities. 

Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine ranks the University of Dayton 60th on its "Best Values in Private Institutions 2010-11" list for universities.

For interviews, contact Cilla Shindell at 937-229-3257.

For more information, contact Cilla Shindell, executive director of news and communications, at 937-229-3257 or shindell@udayton.edu.