#4 in U.S. News Rankings
University has once again moved up another notch in the US
News & World Report rankings of Best National Universities.
Penn has come in--along with for California Institute of Technology,
Duke University, MIT and Stanford--tied for fourth place. Princeton
has retained its place at the top of the list, with Harvard and
Yale still right behind in second. Penn's overall score--out of
a possible 100--is 93 points.
universities were ranked on 18 criteria, including academic reputation,
graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, class size, student
faculty/ratio, and financial resources. The faculty resources rank
earned Penn first place. Penn was included in the list of universities
with the highest proportion of classes under 20, with 71% in that
category. It also made the list of those with the lowest acceptance
rate, at 22%, while Harvard tops that list at 11%.
rankings will be included in the magazine's upcoming issue,
2003 Top Colleges.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 4, September 17, 2002
September 17, 2002
Volume 49 Number 4