August 18, 2010

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Area colleges make “U.S. News & World Report’s” top colleges list

Marist College makes the 'Top 10'
for the first time

MID-HUDSON – “U.S. News & World Report” “Tuesday announced its “2011 America’s Best Colleges Rankings” and ranked the US Military Academy the “Top Public Liberal Arts College” for the third consecutive year.

The Academy was also named the third-best “Undergraduate Engineering Program,” where a doctorate is not offered, tying with Cooper Union (N.Y.).  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Ind., and Harvey Mudd College, Calif., were first and second, respectively.

In the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs category, West Point’s Civil Engineering Program was second, Mechanical was tied for second and Electrical, tied for third.

In other categories U.S. News ranked West Point number two in The High School Counselors’ Picks. West Point was also number two in two categories under Key Criteria in Judging Schools, Lowest Acceptance Rate and Highest Proportion of Classes Under 20.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is seventh among the best public universities in the North with master’s degree programs, according to the same report.

The College rose from eighth place last year. New Paltz was also ranked 33rd – up from 43rd in the 2010 list – among public and private universities in the North with master’s degree programs.

Meanwhile, for the first time, Marist College in Poughkeepsie has been named one of the top 10 colleges and universities in the northern United States.  Marist jumped five places in the annual survey, marking the 17th year consecutive year Marist was named to the top tier of academic institutions in its category.

Marist was ranked 10th out of 172 colleges and universities in the northern United States that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs.


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