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September 3, 2003

UConn Now Ranked Among Top 25 Public Universities

UConn has broken into the ranks of the top 25 public universities in the nation, jumping six places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is the top public university in New England.

UConn is ranked number 25 among public universities, tied with Miami University of Ohio. Last year, UConn was in a six-way tie for the 31st spot.

"The rankings confirm the decisions high-achieving Connecticut students and their parents, and increasingly, top out-of-state students and parents, are making about the University," said M. Dolan Evanovich, vice chancellor for enrollment management. "Every trend line for UConn has been upward, and the gains made in just the last year alone are dramatic. The momentum is continuing and accelerating."

The U.S. News rankings are based on data from last fall. However, data from this fall show even more progress, said Evanovich.

In addition to increasingly competitive admissions, the University is completing UConn 2000, and next year will begin 21st Century UConn. Together the two programs represent an unprecedented $2.3 billion investment in the University's infrastructure that is in great part responsible for the University's ability to attract a high-achieving, increasingly diverse student body.

As the top-ranked public university in New England, UConn is ahead of the University of Massachusetts and the University of Vermont, which were tied at 42nd, and the University of New Hampshire, ranked 44th. The Universities of Maine and Rhode Island are not on the list of the top 50 public universities.

The rankings this year put UConn at 64th overall, tied with Boston University and Miami University of Ohio, among both private and public doctoral degree-granting universities nationally.

In other rankings, two of UConn's professional schools are in the top 100 of public doctoral degree-granting schools. The School of Business ranked number 46 (in an 18-way tie), and the School of Engineering ranked 84th in a 14-way tie. UConn's real estate program ranked seventh in the nation as an undergraduate business specialty.

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