UM Maintains Top-Tier Status in Latest U.S. News Rankings

University ranked No. 47; remains No. 1 ranked school in Florida.

(September 10, 2013) — For the fifth year in a row the University of Miami is ranked in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” issue. UM comes in at No. 47 in the “Best National Universities” category, retaining its position as the No. 1-ranked school in Florida and solidifying its status as a top-tier national institution.

The U.S. News rankings are based on several key measures of quality, such as graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers and counselors, faculty resources, student selectivity, and alumni giving.

“The University of Miami takes pride in the diversity, excellence, and successes of our student body. We have taken strategic steps to improve student selectivity, retention, and graduation rates, all of which are reflected in the U.S. News and World Report data. An increase in our peer assessment score reflects the impact of these efforts on the academic reputation of the University,” said Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM executive vice president and provost. “UM will continue to focus on attracting top students, providing them with a world-class educational experience and doing everything possible to ensure that they graduate with a University of Miami degree.”

This year U.S. News made changes to the methodology it employs to calculate the rankings, placing more weight on student retention and SAT/ACT scores.

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The University’s No. 47 ranking comes on the heels of its Bascom Palmer Eye Institute being rated the nation’s No. 1 ophthalmology program for the tenth consecutive year in U.S. News’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.



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