FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2007
Villanova University has once again been ranked No. 1 in the region (North – Masters) by U.S. News & World Report in its ranking of America’s best colleges and universities. For more than a decade, Villanova has been selected for the top spot.
The magazine ranks 574 universities within four geographic areas: North, South, Midwest and West. In 2001, U.S. News and World Report renamed the “regional universities” list to Best Universities - Master's (by region). It renamed the category to reflect these institutions' mission and their ability to provide a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as doctoral programs.
Villanova’s College of Engineering is also represented in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. The University is ranked 9th in the Best Programs category for those engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's.
The annual rankings – in which U.S. News groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – can serve as a resource for parents and students in their college decision-making process. The 2008 rankings will be published in the magazine’s August 27 issue, on newsstands Monday, August 20.