UD Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings
U.S. News & World Report's 2013 rankings of the nation's best colleges are out and
the University of Dallas has moved up two spots from last year to number 12 among
129 institutions categorized as "regional universities" in the West region. This year's
ranking places the university second among Texas's 31 other regional universities
and sixth among all Catholic institutions in the West region. The region consists
of 15 western states, including California, Colorado and Texas.
In addition to being named 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."
"We are pleased and honored to once again be identified as one of the country's top
universities. Rankings like these are the direct result of a tremendous amount of
hard work and dedication from our students, faculty and staff, and our unrelenting
commitment to providing the very best academic experience," said University of Dallas
President Thomas W. Keefe. "Our U.S News ranking, combined with similar recent recognition
from The Princeton Review, Forbes and the Fiske Guide, confirms the strength and excellence
of our academic programs."
Since July, UD has received multiple prestigious distinctions, including being named
one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton
Review, one of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes and a "Best Buy" by the Fiske Guide
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.