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Penn: #4 in U.S. News Rankings

The University has once again moved up another notch in the US News & World Report rankings of Best National Universities. Penn has come in--along with for California Institute of Technology, Duke University, MIT and Stanford--tied for fourth place. Princeton has retained its place at the top of the list, with Harvard and Yale still right behind in second. Penn's overall score--out of a possible 100--is 93 points.

The universities were ranked on 18 criteria, including academic reputation, graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, class size, student faculty/ratio, and financial resources. The faculty resources rank earned Penn first place. Penn was included in the list of universities with the highest proportion of classes under 20, with 71% in that category. It also made the list of those with the lowest acceptance rate, at 22%, while Harvard tops that list at 11%.

The rankings will be included in the magazine's upcoming issue, 2003 Top Colleges.






Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 4, September 17, 2002


September 17, 2002
Volume 49 Number 4

The School of Veterinary Medicine invites the Penn community to celebrate 50 Years of Excellence with an Open House on September 21.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn #4 in it's annual Best national Universities survey.
The Penn Humanities Forum dedicates the 2002-2003 lectures, seminars, and exhibitions to the topic of The Book.
New Bioterrorism Legislation affects laboratories and clinical facilities.
Speaking Out about the conservation postcards.
Honors for faculty and staff
The 14th annual Career Conference for graduate students starts on September 17.
The 10th annual Penn Family Day is scheduled for October 5.
Research Roundup: Nurse Shortage; Alternate Tobacco Use; Immune Cells Fight Cancer; Head Start.
The Annual Crime Report from the Division of Public Safety.