News Release Library
September 10, 2013

St. Edward's Climbs to #15: U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges"

U.S. News and World Report once again recognized St. Edward’s University as one of America’s Best Colleges. In the 2014 rankings for Best Regional Universities in the Western Region, St. Edward’s moved up to #15 from the #17 position. St. Edward’s is one of only four Texas universities to be ranked in the top 20.

In addition, St. Edward’s is named an Up-and-Coming school by peer universities. In a survey, college administrators were asked to nominate institutions for innovative improvements in academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities. St. Edward’s is one of only 3 universities named Up-and-Coming in the Western Region.

“For the eleventh consecutive year, St. Edward’s has been recognized as one of America’s Best Colleges, and our steady climb in the rankings is affirmation of our commitment to student success,” said President George E. Martin. “At St. Edward’s student success is measured by more than rankings, or even academic achievement. We remain focused on guiding students in their educational journey of self-realization and the pursuit of personal and career goals.” 

The formula used by U.S. News to rank schools includes:
• Peer assessment
• Graduation rate
• Percentage of classes under 20 students
• 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

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