Sept. 10, 2004 • Volume 13 Number 1

University Ranks 37th in Latest US News Survey

Boston College has been ranked No. 37 among the "Best National Universities" in the 2005 US News & World Report college rankings.

US News editors base the undergraduate school rankings on 15 indicators of academic excellence including such indices as graduation and retention rank, student selectivity, faculty resources and percentage of alumni giving.

Boston College was tied for 37th - along with Lehigh University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and University of Rochester - in the 2005 rankings published in the Aug. 30 "America's Best Colleges" issue of US News.

Boston College was also ranked 45th in the US News' "Great Schools, Great Prices" listing, which recognizes colleges and universities offering high academic quality at the best net cost to the student after financial aid has been awarded.

Boston College's Carroll School of Management was ranked 34th among the nation's "Best Business Programs" in a poll conducted among the nation's undergraduate business schools by US News. Georgia Institute of Technology's DuPree School and Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Management were tied with Boston College for the No. 34 slot in this category.

The US News report also cited Boston College for its "Service Learning" programs that enhance classroom instruction with volunteer and community-based projects.

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