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September 12, 2012

St. Edward's Jumps in to the Top 20: U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges"

For the 10th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranks St. Edward’s University as one of America’s Best Colleges. In the 2013 rankings, St. Edward’s moved up from number 21 to number 17 among Best Regional Universities in the Western region.

“Our continued ranking as one of America’s Best Colleges and this significant move up is a reaffirmation of St. Edward’s commitment to being a top liberal arts university,” said President George E. Martin. “We continue to focus on strategic initiatives that inspire and empower students with a global perspective, preparing them to make a difference in their world.”

The formula used by U.S. News to rank schools includes:
• Peer assessment
• Graduation rate
• Percentage of classes under 20 students
• Percentage of full-time faculty
• Student-faculty ratio
• SAT scores for incoming freshmen
• Percentage of freshmen who are in the top 25% of their high school class
• The university’s overall acceptance rate

In the 2013 rankings, St. Edward’s improved its overall score from 56 to 63 and made gains in the following categories: average graduation rate, faculty/student ratio, freshmen who are in the top 25% of their high school class and alumni giving rate.

For more information on the rankings, visit: www.usnews.com/colleges

Learn more about St. Edward's University's highly respected rating among Texas universities.