UConn one of highest ranked public schools in the nation
Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:09
UConn is ranked No. 19 among the nation’s best public universities, its highest ranking ever, according to an annual report released by U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 rankings of colleges and universities in the United States on Tuesday morning and with it came the announcement of UConn’s return to the top 20 for only the second time in the university’s existence.
“This is without question the most impressive position on the U.S. News ranking that UConn has ever reached,” UConn President Susan Herbst said in a press release. “It confirms what many already know: that UConn is among the best universities in the nation, with a superb and growing academic reputation.”
UConn had previously been tied for No. 19 with University of Florida, University of Pittsburgh and Texas A&M University in the 2012 public university rankings. The university fell out of the top 20 in the 2013 public university rankings, slipping into a two-way tie for No. 21 with the University of Georgia.
“Over the past two and a half years, we have made unprecedented investments in UConn to bolster its reputation for academic excellence and cement its status as a leader in higher education, not just in the Northeast but across the country,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in the same press release. “UConn’s ranking is evidence that these investments are paying off and will continue to do so for years to come.”
U.S. News also ranked UConn No. 57 in their national university rankings, which includes all major public and private schools in the United States.