U.S. News ranks SUNY Oswego among best in north

students at orientationSUNY Oswego has earned a top ranking in the 2008 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, the magazine announced.

The annual rankings by U.S. News groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Oswego ranked among Best Universities in the North in its Carnegie classification as a master’s level institution.

Oswego tied with two private institutions, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Mercyhurst College, and two CUNY campuses, Brooklyn College and City College.

“Our U.S. News ranking is just one piece of evidence that Oswego provides an education of the highest quality,” said President Deborah F. Stanley.

She noted that Oswego continuously seeks out external review of all its programs to guarantee that they meet or exceed national standards, and its programs hold national and international accreditation. The success of Oswego graduates pursuing graduate and professional study and of Oswego alumni in demanding careers is further testimony to the value of an Oswego education, she said.

“This fall we will have one of the largest and strongest entering freshmen classes drawn from applications that have risen more than 20 percent over the past two years,” she said. “Our more than 400 extraordinary faculty teach students in outstanding facilities that have benefited from $200 million in capital investment.”

The rankings appear in the magazine’s Aug. 27 issue, on newsstands this week, and are available online at www.usnews.com/colleges. They also will appear in the college guidebook “America’s Best Colleges” published by U.S. News & World Report.

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PHOTO CAPTION: ‘Best’ students—Incoming SUNY Oswego freshmen Marissa Doebert (left) and Molly Waite look over a campus map at an orientation session earlier this summer. The lakeside college they are attending was recently named among the best in its category by U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings.

CONTACT: Dr. Joseph Grant, 312-2250

(Posted: Aug 17, 2007)