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by Jim Patterson | Sep. 12, 2017, 9:01 AM
U.S. News & World Report today named Vanderbilt University as one of the best universities in the country as part of the publication’s annual rankings of top universities.
Vanderbilt rose to 14th place this year, its highest ranking to date, after holding at No. 15 the two previous years.
The best-ever showing culminates a steady rise by Vanderbilt, which was ranked No. 18 in 2005, No. 20 in 1997 and No. 25 in 1992.
“This recognition is a testament to our students’ academic excellence, our faculty’s deep commitment to world-class research and an unparalleled dedication to service by our entire Vanderbilt community,” said Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
U.S. News gathered data about each school in up to 15 areas related to academic excellence. Each indicator was assigned a weight (expressed as a percentage) based on U.S. News’ judgments about which measures of quality matter most.
“We believe that breaking down barriers across disciplines to conduct cutting-edge research and providing an unparalleled student experience are key to academic success,” said Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Today’s announcement is a welcome endorsement of our strategic approach.”
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