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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Duquesne in Top Tier

U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges, which was released today, has moved Duquesne University into the top tier of more than 1,400 colleges surveyed.

“This ranking is another independent confirmation of the commitment of the entire Duquesne community to academic excellence,” said Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, Duquesne president. “I commend our faculty, staff and administrators for setting and meeting such high standards and for the extraordinary and pervasive focus on our mission.”

Under Dougherty’s leadership, the University has achieved record-breaking enrollment and has attracted the most academically talented students in its history. Dougherty also initiated the University’s first-ever, Board-approved strategic plan, with the ultimate goal of entering the first ranks of American Catholic higher education.

Other notable Catholic universities in the top tier include Fordham, Marquette, St. Louis, Dayton, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago’s Loyola, Catholic University, Notre Dame, Georgetown and Boston College.

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate universities on the basis of 15 different qualities, including peer assessment, graduation and retention, class size, student/faculty ratio, selectivity, SAT/ACT scores, freshman retention, alumni giving, financial resources and other categories.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.