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Vanderbilt Rises In Top University Rankings

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Of all the universities in America, Vanderbilt University is ranked No. 18 according to U.S. News & World Report. That rank is up one position from last year.  

Among national universities in the Great Schools, Great Prices category, Vanderbilt was ranked No. 14, marking it as a good value for its tuition costs. The magazine noted that 12 percent of Vanderbilt students receive Pell Grants for low-income students, ranking it in the Top 25. 

Vanderbilt’s No. 18 rank in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 Best Colleges edition is a three-way tie with Emory University and the University of Notre Dame.

“We’re pleased to be recognized once again by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best universities in the country,” said Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. “We’re diligent about improving the student experience at Vanderbilt, and this is one reflection that tells us we are succeeding.”

U.S. News & World Report issues rankings annually. Harvard University was named the top national university. The Top 5 was rounded out by Princeton University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

In the overall rankings, Vanderbilt has progressed from No. 24 in 1989 to consistently cracking the Top 20 since 2003. Vanderbilt waas also ranked No.18 in the years 2006, 2005, 2004 and 1994.

photo credit: Steve Green

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