U.S. News and World Report calls UNR one of the best universities

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Updated: 9/11/2013 10:33 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- U.S. News and World Report has issued its annual “best colleges” rankings and the University of Nevada, Reno is again in the top tier of “best national universities.”

In developing its rankings, U.S. News surveys more than 1,600 universities and colleges. The University of Nevada, Reno is ranked No. 181.

In addition to the University’s overall ranking, the College of Engineering and the College of Business are again ranked among the “best colleges” in this year’s survey of undergraduate programs.

The University’s College of Engineering is ranked by U.S. News both as one of the “best colleges” for its undergraduate programs and, announced in the spring, as a “best grad school.” In the 2013 category of “best colleges” for undergraduate engineering programs, the College of Engineering is ranked No. 152. To be ranked, the highest degree awarded must be a doctoral degree and the college must have at least one accredited program by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Seven of the University’s College of Engineering programs are ABET accredited.

The University’s College of Business is ranked No. 222 in the category of “best colleges” for its undergraduate business programs. To be ranked, the college or program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College of Business is also listed in the Princeton Review Best Business Schools guidebook based on the quality of the college’s part-time MBA Program, which is currently ranked number four in the country by Businessweek.

The latest U.S. News Best Colleges 2013 rankings are available at http://www.usnews.com/.


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