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UNH Ranked in Top Tier for Second Year in a Row

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9/13/2011 10:35 AM

University of New Haven: U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2012

UNH Ranked in Top Tier of Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News for Second Year in a Row

Sept. 13, 2011

West Haven, Conn. -- For the second year in a row, the University of New Haven (UNH) is included in the top tier of regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Colleges” rankings.

“The University of New Haven is pleased to be included in the rankings because they are an important resource for students and parents during their college search,” said President Steven H. Kaplan. “In recent years, the  university has made substantial investments toward expanding academic programs, enhancing student life and creating state-of-the -art campus facilities” Kaplan said. “These improvements have helped us attract more high-achieving students and world-class faculty. More and more students are applying to UNH because they are drawn by the excellent opportunities we offer in experiential learning–research opportunities, internships, study abroad and community service–that really make us stand out among similar institutions.”

The 2012 Best Colleges rankings include more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compared on a set of up to 16 indicators of excellence. In this year’s rankings, UNH showed significant improvement in the SAT and ACT scores of its entering students.

U.S. News rates 626 regional universities, which provide a full range of undergraduate programs and some master's-level programs but few doctoral programs. The universities are rated against their peers by region: North, South, Midwest and West.

The top tier in the North includes 126 universities. The regional universities are ranked on a number of criteria including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

A leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven provides its students with a valuable combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. Founded in 1920, UNH is a private, top-tier comprehensive university with an 82-acre main campus. The university has an enrollment of more than 5,900: approximately 1,700 graduate students and more than 4,200 undergraduates, 70 percent of whom reside in university housing. The university offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the Tagliatela College of Engineering and University College. University of New Haven students study abroad through a variety of distinctive programs.