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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

'U.S. News' Ranks SU Among Nation's Best Colleges for 20th Year

U.S. News & World ReportSALISBURY, MD---U.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for 2016.

“We are proud of our continued presence among U.S. News & World Report’s top regional universities and excited that the publishers have held SU in such high esteem for the past two decades,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “As the campus grows to meet the changing needs of its students, from increased library and study space in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons to the formation of the SU Honors College, Salisbury continues to place quality education and learning at the forefront.”

The 581 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 67th in the top tier among 187 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for B Students” and “Best Schools for Veterans.”

U.S. News uses several criteria to measure academic quality including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, financial resources, faculty resources, student selectivity and alumni giving.

Last month, The Princeton Review named SU one of its Best 381 Colleges for the 18th consecutive year.

The Princeton Review’s list is compiled through a combination of statistical analysis, campus visits and student surveys. Its rankings represent the top 15 percent of colleges and universities, both public and private, in the nation.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named SU among its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” for the eighth consecutive year.

Other publications also have taken note of what SU has to offer. In the past two months, SU has been named among “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes and “The Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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