UNC Asheville maintained its high standing in U.S. News & World Report’s new “Best Colleges 2014” rankings, released online today. For the second consecutive year, the U.S. News & World Report rankings rate UNC Asheville as the seventh best public liberal arts college in the nation.
UNC Asheville is featured in the 2014 edition of Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, and also is ranked at No. 13 on the “Town-Gown Relations are Great” list that is part of the annual guidebook released today.
UNC Asheville has been named a “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, joining UNC-Chapel Hill as the only North Carolina schools among the 21 public universities to earn a place on this national rankings list. Elon and Warren Wilson are listed among Fiske’s 20 Best Buy private colleges and universities.
For the seventh year in a row, UNC Asheville was selected as one of the "Best Value" public colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. "Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition," profiling the top 75 public colleges and top 75 private colleges, was published today; the rankings were also reported in today's edition of USA Today.
UNC Asheville is included once again among the top 100 "Best Values in Public Colleges," in rankings recently released by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Beginning with a pool of almost 600 public colleges and universities, Kiplinger's selected the top 100 based on a combination of best academic quality and value. UNC Asheville, which ranks 52nd in the nation, has regularly made the list for the past decade.
UNC Asheville significantly outperformed national averages in key academic benchmarks identified in the just-released 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). UNC Asheville also scored significantly higher than the national average in the "deep approaches to learning" scale measuring activities which, according to the study authors, "result in effective and enduring learning."
U.S. News & World Report's new "Best Colleges 2013" rankings confirm UNC Asheville's standing as one of the nation's leading public liberal arts colleges. The rankings, released online today (Wednesday, Sept. 12), rate UNC Asheville as the seventh best public liberal arts college in the nation, up from eighth last year.
UNC Asheville is featured in the Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges – 2013 Edition," and is also ranked #11 on the "college city gets high marks" list that is part of the annual guidebook released today. The Princeton Review selected the 377 colleges and universities from among more than 2,000 on which data are collected, primarily based on academic strength. The "best of" lists and descriptions of each college in the guidebook are based on a survey of 122,000 students who provide candid assessments of their institutions.
UNC Asheville has moved into the 21st spot in the nation in this year's "Top 100 Best Buy Colleges" roster, published this week by Forbes magazine. UNC Asheville had been ranked 26th last year. Of the eight universities in North Carolina that made the list, only UNC-Chapel Hill, at 13th, ranked higher than UNC Asheville.