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ASU earns U.S. News honors

August 21, 2008
Arizona State University is named as one of the best “Up-and-Coming Schools” in the 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.

ASU is ranked fourth among 70 “schools to watch.” This new ranking highlights colleges and universities that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus life, diversity and facilities. They are based on the peer assessment of college presidents, provosts and admission deans.

Additionally, ASU for the second year in a row is named one of the “Best National Universities,” ranking 121, up three spots from 124 last year.

“The U.S. News rankings demonstrate that Arizona State University is succeeding in its mission to be both accessible and excellent. We have surprised our critics by both increasing the percentage of students we admit as well as our quality,” says ASU President Michael M. Crow. “Others are taking notice of what we are doing and have chosen ASU as one of the schools everyone should be watching, for the way we are setting a new standard for the American university.”

ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business is ranked 25 among best business programs with its specialty in supply chain management/logistics ranked fourth. The Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering is ranked 38 among best engineering programs at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate.

The U.S. News top rankings for ASU follow several recent accolades for the university, including being named by Princeton Review as one of the nation’s greenest universities, by Kaplan College guide as one of the nation’s top 25 environmentally responsible universities, and by Sierra Magazine as one of the 10 “coolest” schools.

The exclusive rankings will be published in the magazine’s September 1 issue, on newsstands Monday, Aug. 25, and available online at beginning today.

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