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Friday, June 15, 2007

SU Ranks Well in 2007 National College Guides

SALISBURY, MD---When it comes to national college rankings, Salisbury University remains at the head of the class.

--The University ranks No. 5 in the Top Public Universities—Master’s category (North) in U.S. News & World RU.S. Newseport’s 2007 America’s Best Colleges guide.

--The Princeton Review also names SU among The Best 361 Colleges for 2007, placing the University in the top 10 percent of all colleges nationwide. This is the eighth consecutive year the it has received the honor.

--Salisbury also is one of “America’s 369 Most Interesting Schools” in Kaplan Newsweek’s 2007 How to Get Into College guide. SU has been named one of the most interesting in the United States by Kaplan Newsweek since it began publishing college guides three years ago.

"I’m happy to see the rankings reflect the positive dynamic on the Salisbury University campus,” said President Janet Dudley-Eshbach. “Among Master's level campuses in the North (in the U.S. News guide), SU is the top ranked public university in Maryland. Our excellent faculty and staff care deeply about our students and are largely responsible for this success. I am grateful such hard work is being recognized."

The 557 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 165 publics and privates, an improvement over last year when it was 44.

This is the 10th consecutive year SU has appeared in the listing for Top Public Universities—Master’s (North). In that category, it also moved up--from 7 a year ago.

Institutions in the top category include College of New Jersey (1), SUNY College of Arts And Sciences—Geneseo (2), Rowan University (3), Rutgers—Camden (4) and Salisbury. The other Maryland campus on the list was Towson University (tied for 6).

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. 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.” Kaplan Newsweek examines academic strengths, student activities and specialty programs.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.


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