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U.S. News And World Report: Clarkson University Is "One Of America's Best National Universities"

In its 11th annual America's Best Colleges issue and guidebook, which will arrive on newsstands Monday, August 25, U.S. News and World Report again ranks Clarkson University among the nation's best national universities. The survey categorized 1,400 accredited four-year institutions using classifications based on the categories established by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Clarkson is placed in the category of "National Universities.”

The group is subdivided into four tiers according to factors that include academic reputation (from a survey of university presidents, provosts and deans of admissions); SAT/ACT scores; high school class standing of entering freshmen; alumni giving rate; and graduation rate. 

Within this elite category of 244 universities, Clarkson is placed in the second tier, or top half. Among the schools in that tier, Clarkson ranks fourth in 1996 predicted graduation rate, and sixth in the percentage of alumni giving, at 27 percent.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The University has 2,670 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science; and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

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