Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Top ranking for Sheffield university in Times world list

Top ranking for Sheffield university in Times world list

In U.S. News' best value among schools category, the top in the west were Whitworth University, Pacific Lutheran University and Gonzaga.

In other highlights from the rankings, CU Boulder's undergraduate business program at the Leeds School of Business landed the No. 20 spot among public universities, or 31st overall. MI was fourth and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill fifth. Scores for each measure are weighted to determine a final overall score.

Fourteen of the 24 Russell Group members feature in the top 100, with the non-Russell Group University of Surrey the next highest ranked British institution. Its first-year retention rate held steady at 97 percent, while its overall graduation rate climbed one point to 91 percent, according to the rankings.

Other Virginia public universities also earned high marks: The College of William & Mary tied for No. 32 overall and sixth among public universities; Virginia Tech tied for No. 60; George Mason University tied for No. 140; and Virginia Commonwealth University tied for No. 171.

"The Misericordia community is grateful for the national recognition that comes with these annual collegiate rankings, " said Misericordia University President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D.

U.S. News' rankings have been both lauded by some - mostly colleges that do well and their alumni - and criticized by others who say the rankings are subjective, subject to manipulation and largely ignored by most students.

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The rankings also indicated UM had a student-to-faculty ratio of 15-to-1, while 74 percent of its freshman class in 2016 were among the top 10 percent of their graduating high school class.

Princeton University retained the No. 1 spot on the National Universities list followed by Harvard University, Yale University and University of Chicago (tied for No. 3), and Columbia University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tied for No. 5).

UCLA tied for the No. 10 best public engineering school (tied for No. 18 overall) among engineering schools whose highest degree offered is a doctorate. Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond is also on that list.

For the complete 2017 Best Colleges list, visit U.S. News & World Report.

Among national liberal-arts universities, U.S. News ranked Whitman College 41st, and the University of Puget Sound 68th - similar to their standings past year.

USC Upstate was ranked 10th among Southern regional colleges and second among top public schools in the South.

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