West Point ranked third by StateUniversity.com

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The U.S. Military Academy at West Point was ranked third out of 2000 Universities by StateUniversity.com on Monday, Feb. 9.

On Monday StateUniversity.com released findings from its "Top 2000 Ranked Universities for Highest Overall School Score" with West Point finishing third overall, behind only Stanford and MIT.

The software to rank schools was engineered by the same team responsible for the Site Search Engine, JRank.org - currently one of the most popular site search tools on the Internet, the StateUniveristy.com release said.

According to StateUniversity.com, its ranking system is completely statistical and based on government sources. Government entities regularly survey education institutions in the United States and these institutions are required to complete the information objectively and accurately. Great pains are endured by the agencies responsible for the data collection to ensure both its accuracy and validity.

"We are very proud of the Top Tier education that West Point provides," Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan said, "and are pleased that independent outside organizations continue to recognize and acknowledge the high level of achievement."

The West Point information used in the StateUniversity.com rankings was gathered independently and was not supplied by the U.S. Military Academy. Certain West Point information was not entirely accurate, such as, enrollment, which is 4,400, not 1,244.

About West Point
West Point, The U.S. Military Academy, is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. The world's preeminent leader development institution, it was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering. Its mission remains constant--to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army. For more information, go to http://www.westpoint.edu.

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