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Saint Mary’s makes top 100 colleges

Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saint Mary’s has come in 93 out of 250 schools on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.”
President Carol Ann Mooney created the College’s Strategic Plan, and included that she would like to see Saint Mary’s listed among some of the best colleges in the country.
“We know that national rankings are important to our incoming students and their families. I am very pleased that we are ranked in the top 100,” Mooney said in a press release.
Mooney started her presidency in 2004, and made it one of her goals to have the College recognized in national rankings, according to a press release. This is the fourth consecutive year Saint Mary’s has been on the list.
“Students graduate from Saint Mary’s with an education that challenges their minds, awakens their imaginations, and instills in them the desire to leave the world a better place,” Mooney said in a release.
Peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving are considered while determining the rankings.