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September 12, 2012
Colorado State University is again ranked as a top tier university among the nation's best in U.S. News and World Report's annual America's Best Colleges rankings.
The rankings, released today, place CSU as 67th among public universities nationwide.
The magazine also listed the university as an A-plus school for students who want to be part of a university with a broad, engaged student body.
“Both our national ranking and being named an A-Plus Schools for B Students are indications of the world-class quality of a CSU education and of our continued commitment to make that education available to all students with strong potential to contribute and succeed here,” CSU President Tony Frank said.
“Colorado State several years ago moved away from strict reliance on GPA and test scores as a basis for admission, and while these things still matter, the university also considers the complete student –diverse experiences and achievements, leadership qualities and other factors that are strong predictors of student success,” Frank said. “By doing so, CSU has admitted some of the most academically qualified classes in school history and made real improvements in retention and graduation rates.”
U.S. News also noted in its summary that CSU is “considered one of the leading research universities, and faculty and students work together to explore fields such as atmospheric science, infectious disease, clean energy technologies and environmental science.”
“Rankings such as these are a good, third-party barometer of how we are doing in the eyes of others. We will always continue to focus on our missions of providing a top-flight education to our students, conducting groundbreaking research and providing service to people throughout Colorado,” Frank said. “Our job is to make Colorado State University the best public research university out there.”
According to U.S. News and World Report, it assesses more than 1,500 of the country’s four-year colleges and universities for the rankings, including 281 considered for the top national rankings.
Colorado State is routinely highlighted in national rankings recognizing top universities and programs:
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