UD Named Highest-Ranking Best Value Catholic School in Texas
Date Published: Sept. 18, 2017
The University of Dallas reinforced its placement as one of the nation's top universities
in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges guidebook. Published online Tuesday, Sept.12, the guidebook credited the university
as the highest-ranking "Best Value" Catholic institution in Texas. Expanding beyond
Texas to encompass the whole Western region, the university ranked fourth overall.
"Being recognized once again as one of the country's top universities is a well-deserved
honor and privilege. Rankings like these are a testament to the university's world-class
faculty and the quality of our rich academic environment," said University of Dallas
President Thomas W. Keefe.
In addition to being named one of America's Best Colleges, the university earned recognition in several other categories, including "Highest
4-Year Graduation Rate," "Most Students Studying Abroad" and "Most Students Receiving
Since July, the University of Dallas has received several honors and distinctions,
including being named one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education
by The Princeton Review and one of "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes.
U.S. News & World Report ranks schools based on categories created by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The "Best Value" category takes into account
the academic quality of the institution and the average amount of need-based aid provided
to students. Today, it is among the most comprehensive research tools 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.
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