UCF Earns a Top 5 U.S. News Ranking

COS students, faculty and staff should all be very proud of themselves. Your hard work has helped UCF earn its highest ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Central Florida is the No. 4 “up-and-coming” school in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 best colleges rankings. UCF achieved its highest ranking in the “up-and-coming” list, which recognizes national universities that “recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities.” UCF tied for fourth with Clemson University in South Carolina on the list of national schools to watch. UCF also ranked among the top 100 public universities overall, coming in at No. 97.

“Best Colleges 2012 Edition” ranks more than 1,300 colleges and universities nationwide in more than a dozen categories considering factors such as graduation rates, academic reputation and SAT/ACT scores. The report, known as a guide for helping parents and students choose schools, ranks private and public colleges and universities.

U.S. News published the 2012 college rankings today. The report is posted online at http://USNews.com and will be available in print on Sept. 20.


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