UConn Remains New England’s Top Public University for 2011

U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 Best Colleges ranks UConn 27th out of more than 150 public national universities in the country. UConn remains the top-ranked public university in New England for the 12th consecutive year.

“We’re pleased to again be ranked among the top public universities in the nation and the best in New England,” noted Lee Melvin, vice president for enrollment management. “We all recognize the rankings have limitations, but U.S. News is a key source of information for parents and their children when considering a college, so we’re always happy to be among the best.”

usnews_photo_lgUConn, which tied with Virginia Tech, has been ranked among the top 30 public universities nationally since 2004.

Also ranked highly in the magazine was UConn’s School of Business undergraduate program, which moved into the top 25 among public national universities for the first time, tying with several schools at 24th.

U.S. News recognition reflects UConn’s continued strong performance on measures related to attracting quality students with high SAT scores and a solid high school rank in class, and then having them graduate from rigorous academic programs at a high rate and in a timely fashion when compared to the University’s peers.