The U is a 2021 ‘Best College’

The 2021 rankings for U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” are out.

According to U.S. News & World Report, "The data used in these rankings pertain to fall 2019 and earlier. Consequently, the COVID-19 pandemic could not impact the data schools submitted to U.S. News. Nonetheless, to account for the huge disruption to higher education, we re-introduced test-blind schools in the rankings and placed reduced emphasis in the rankings on admissions data and alumni giving data...We group schools into 10 ranking categories based on their academic missions. Within each category, the sum of weighted, normalized values across 17 indicators of academic quality determine each school's overall score and, by extension, its overall rank."

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Where the U ranks

  • 97 National Universities
  • 63 Best Colleges for Veterans
  • 166 Best Value Schools
  • 209 Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • 40 Top Public Schools
  • 44 Business Programs
    • 44 Accounting
    • 10 Entrepreneurship
  • 63 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • 48 Computer Science