Published: Wed, September 16, 2020

University of MI among top public schools in latest U.S

University of MI among top public schools in latest U.S

In the last year, St. Lawrence was also included in several of The Princeton Review's other popular publications, including Best Value Colleges, in which St. Lawrence's alumni network has been ranked among the best in the nation for the last several years, most recently earning the No. 4 spot.

University of Missouri officials announced they are following through with disciplinary threats when it comes to violating COVID-19 policies at the school.

Seaver College, the flagship college of Pepperdine's five schools and home to its residential undergraduate program in Malibu, advanced by two spots to number 18 in the "Best Undergraduate Teaching" ranking, which is determined by "an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching" by faculty and survey responses of administrators-including college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans-at peer regional universities and colleges. The University was ranked first in the "Senior Capstone" category, which considers the culminating academic projects or theses that undergraduates undertake. It was also recognized as a top Best Value School among public universities.

Washburn University in Topeka and Wichita State University ranked between 298th and 389th among national universities, the report said.


Brown University, though ranked No. 14 in "National Universities", claimed the top spot in the undergraduate teaching category, while Harvard was deemed the best value school. Sterling College ranked No. 46 and Ottawa University and Tabor College in Hillsboro tied at 49th. MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe ranked 91st and Friends University in Wichita ranked No. 98. U.S. News gathers data from and about each school in up to 15 areas related to academic excellence. Their academic quality was assessed using 17 indicators. In the Top Performers on Social Mobility list, which ranks schools by "enrollment and graduation of large proportions of disadvantaged students", UB moved up four spots and is ranked No. 62.

Social factors such as athletics and student life weren't considered.

The U.S. News college rankings, however, have faced widespread criticism and scrutiny from leaders in higher education. Most schools report their data directly to the outlet.

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