U.S. News ranks U-M
high in many areas, 25th overall
A new ranking in this years Americas
Best Colleges edition of U.S. News
& World Report recognizes the Universitys
outstanding performance in providing academic
programs that lead to student success.
The University placed first in undergraduate
research/creative projects, second in
learning communities, fourth in service
learning, and eighth in both internships/co-ops
and writing in the disciplines.
In the overall rankings released today
(Sept. 16), the University maintains its
placement of 25th among national universities,
tied with the University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA) and Wake Forest University.
It also maintained its position at third
place among public universities, tied
In addition to undergraduate research/creative
projects, two academic programs were ranked
first: management in the Business School
and environmental engineering/environmental
health in the School of Engineering.
The U.S. News list of 249 national universities
includes those that offer a full range
of undergraduate majors, masters
and Ph.D. programs, and emphasize faculty
research. Only 15 public universities
appear in the top 50. Princeton University
is the top-ranked school.
U.S. News bases its overall rankings
on several factors, such as academic reputation,
graduation and retention rates, faculty
resources, student selectivity, financial
resources and alumni gift-giving. The
rankings also highlight undergraduate
business and engineering programs at schools
whose highest degree is Ph.D.
The Business School ranks third overall.
Individual departments also received top
rankings: accounting (3); finance (3);
international business (4); management
(1); marketing (2); production/operations
management (4) and quantitative analysis/methods
(5). The University of Pennsylvania ranks
first on the list.
The School of Engineering is ranked
seventh overall, tied with Carnegie Mellon
and Cornell universities. The following
engineering departments are highly ranked:
health (1); industrial/manufacturing (2);
materials (2); mechanical (5) and nuclear
(2). Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ranks first on the list.