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BC Ranked 31st in 2011 'U.S. News' Survey

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (8-17-10) — Boston College rose to 31st among national universities in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report survey, its highest ranking to date. 

The University, which moved up three positions in the ranking, was bolstered by a strong assessment from high school guidance counselors, which placed BC 22nd overall, as well as improvements in selectivity and average alumni giving rate.  

Boston College also placed 43rd in the 'Great Schools, Great Prices' ranking, reflecting the University’s commitment to need-blind admissions and to meeting the full demonstrated need of all of its accepted students.  In addition, BC’s Carroll School of Management improved to 23rd from 25th in the 'Best Business Schools' survey. 

Provost and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza said he was pleased with the 2011 U.S. News rankings and the positive way in which Boston College continues to be viewed among national universities.

“The new rankings should bolster our efforts to help prospective students and their families discover Boston College’s commitment to the development of our students’ intellectual abilities in the service of a better world,” said Garza.

In addition to the U.S. News rankings, Boston College placed 27th in Forbes magazine’s annual list of 'America’s Best Colleges,' released last week.

U.S. News rankings of all colleges and universities can be accessed online at The U.S. News '2011 Best Colleges' guidebook will be available at newsstands beginning on August 24.

The Forbes rankings can be accessed here.