U.S. News & World Report's 2014 rankings of the nation's best colleges are out and UD sits at number two among the state's 31 other regional public and private universities, 13 of 121 institutions categorized as "regional universities" in the West region and seventh among Catholic institutions in the West. The region consists of 15 western states, including California, Colorado and Texas.
In addition to naming UD one of America's "Best Colleges," U.S. News & World Report recognized the university as one of 15 "Best Value Schools" in the West region and as an "A+ School for B Students." To make the latter list, colleges and universities had to "admit a meaningful proportion of applicants whose test scores and class standing put them in non-'A' territory."
"It is an honor to once again be recognized by U.S. News as one of the country's top universities," said President Thomas W. Keefe. "Rankings like these are the direct result of the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty and staff, and confirm the strength and excellence of our academic programs."
Since July, UD has been included on multiple, well-known "best college" and "best buy" lists including The Princeton Review, Forbes and the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Over the past two decades, the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. For a complete list of rankings and more information on the Best Colleges Ranking methodology, visit www.usnews.com/colleges.