One of the 25 Hottest Colleges and #4 in
U.S. News’ Rankings
Penn has been named one of America’s hottest colleges by the editors of the 2006 Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide. Each of the 25 colleges in the list of “America’s Hottest Colleges” is highlighted according to its hottest attribute. Penn was selected as the “Hottest for Happy-to-be-there,” which could explain this year’s 66% yield—the highest ever. Lee Stetson, dean of undergraduate admissions, says that the more students he admits who are eager to be at Penn, the happier the campus.
Penn also held on to its fourth place slot in the newest rankings of national universities by U.S. News & World Reports. The 2006 rankings still have Harvard and Princeton sharing the top slot on the National Universities list of 248 universities, with Yale still holding the third slot. Duke and Stanford are tied for fifth. The rankings are released in a book, America’s Best Colleges, and in the August 29 issue of the magazine, and online at www.usnews.com.
Wharton is still on the top of U.S. News’ list of best business schools, with four of its specialties ranked #1: finance, insurance, marketing and real estate. Entrepreneurship and management were ranked #2, with accounting, and quantitative analysis ranked #3.
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 2, September 6, 2005
September 6, 2005
Volume 52 Number 2