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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

'U.S. News' Names SU Among America's Best Colleges

SALISBURY, MD---U.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University is one of America’s Best Colleges for 2011.  This marks the 14th consecutive year the campus has been ranked by the magazine. 

“We are extremely proud that Salisbury University remains one of the top public universities in Maryland and one of the best in the North,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.  “This ranking follows on the heels of The Princeton Review’s list and designation as a ‘best value’ public college earlier this year.  Such recognition would not be possible without the hard work of our talented faculty and dedicated staff, whose efforts allow us to attract outstanding students.”

The 572 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas—North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 46 among 172 publics and privates.

SU is also one of the Top Regional Public Universities in the North.  Ranked at No. 10, SU is among the highest-placing public universities in Maryland.  Other institutions in the Top Public Universities in the North include The College of New Jersey (1), SUNY—Geneseo (2) and Rowan University (3). The other Maryland campus on the list was Towson University.

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.

Earlier this month, The Princeton Review named SU one of its Best 373 Colleges for the 12th consecutive year.  SU was also one of its 218 Best Northeastern Colleges.

The Princeton Review’s list is compiled through a combination of statistical analysis, campus visits and student surveys which the authors characterize as “qualitative and anecdotal rather than quantitative and scientific.” Its rankings represent the top 15 percent of colleges and universities, both public and private, in the nation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education also recently named SU one of its 2010 “Great Colleges to Work For.”

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

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