US News & World Report ranks Notre Dame
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, September 20, 2016
In this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings released last week, Notre Dame jumped from No. 18 to No. 15 in the national universities category, landing at a tie with Cornell University, Rice University and Vanderbilt University.
The rankings are assigned based upon quantitative measures — such as graduation rates, student selectivity and test performance — and is based on U.S. News’ “view of what matters in education,” according to its website.
Notre Dame reported an undergraduate enrollment of 8,462 and a 20 percent acceptance rate in 2015, according to the rankings. It scored an 85 on the system’s 100-point scale.
The University was ranked against other national universities that offer a full range of undergraduate degrees, master’s programs, doctoral programs and faculty research. Princeton University topped the list and was followed by Harvard University and the University of Chicago.
Saint Mary’s received a ranking of No. 95 on the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges list, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s website.