Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2011
Manhattan College was recognized once again by U.S. News & World Report in the 2012 rankings of Best Colleges as being one of the leading institutions in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked Manhattan College as the No. 15 regional university in the North, moving up from No. 17 last year. This is the fourth year in a row that the College has placed in the top 20. The annual survey will be published in the 2012 guidebook and available on newsstands on Sept. 20.
Manhattan College earned high ratings in many categories, including freshman retention rate, overall graduation rate and the percentage of alumni who contribute to the College. “Our perennial presence on this list affirms our place among the very best institutions of our kind,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, “and our movement up this year reflects growing recognition of our strength.”
In addition, the College’s school of engineering was ranked No. 40 nationally among the “Best in Undergraduate Engineering” category, which evaluates engineering schools that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but not doctoral degrees. U.S. News surveys engineering deans and senior faculty at undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET (formerly known as Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).
“The overall ranking, combined with the national recognition of our strength in engineering, recognizes our commitment to academic excellence across all six of our schools,” said President O’Donnell.
For more information about Best Colleges, visit http://www.usnews.com/colleges.
About Manhattan College:
Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line No. 1. For directions to the campus, visit http://www.manhattan.edu.
Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education, engineering and science, along with continuing and professional studies, and a graduate division. For more information about Manhattan College, visit http://www.manhattan.edu.
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