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Thursday, August 16, 2007

SU Repeats as a Top School in 'U.S. News' Rankings

America's Best CollegesSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University students returning to campus next week have something to celebrate. The University once again ranks as one of the Top Public Universities—Master’s category (North) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 America’s Best Colleges guide.

This year, U.S. News ranked the top 15 public schools in each category. SU was ranked No. 7 in the North, maintaining its status as the highest-placing public Master’s-level university in Maryland.

"We are proud that Salisbury University has consistently ranked one of the top institutions of its kind in U.S. News for more than a decade,” said Provost Tom Jones. “This is external validation of the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff. It is because of their commitment to our students that SU has become a Maryland university of national distinction.”

The 574 universities in the Master’s category are split among four geographic areas—North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 38 among 174 publics and privates.

This is the 11th consecutive year SU has appeared in the listing for Top Public Universities—Master’s (North).
Institutions in the top category include College of New Jersey (1), SUNY College of Arts And Sciences—Geneseo (2) and Rutgers—Camden (3). The other Maryland campus on the list was Towson University (tied for 9).

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.

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

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