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Miami among nation’s best, again, according to U.S. News & World Report

The 2002 U.S. News & World Report college rankings have again rated Miami among the nation’s top public universities.

The magazine rates Miami as 28th on its list of national public universities, which is "great news, especially considering the rankings are heavily weighted toward universities with significant research activities and large graduate programs and professional schools," said President James C. Garland. "Miami is listed below only one public institution with the same devotion to undergraduate education (the College of William and Mary), validating again that Miami does its job well."

The magazine considered 249 schools to be "national universities," based on the scope of their academic offerings. Miami and Ohio State University are the only two Ohio schools ranked among the top 50 public universities.

"It is gratifying to see two Ohio schools among the top-ranked public universities. Since we receive less state support than our peers, this confirms that we use the resources we have effectively and wisely. It makes the U.S. News announcement all the more noteworthy," said Garland.

Last month, Miami was the only Ohio university named a "Best Buy" by The Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2001. Also, recently Miami has been identified again as a "Public Ivy" by the Greene’s Guides to Educational Planning, was named a "Best Buy" by Barron’s and was selected by the 2002 Kaplan/Newsweek College Catalogue as one of 19 "hidden treasures" and one of 70 schools offering "the best value for your tuition dollar."

U.S. News & World Report judged universities based on academic reputation, retention of students, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.

The newsstand book, America’s Best Colleges, which contains all of the U.S. News college rankings, went on sale Sept. 10. Many of the rankings and some of the articles from the book will be in the Sept. 17 issue of U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings are available at

Date Published: 09/13/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 7


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