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U.S.News & World Report Ranks Saint Joseph's College as Top Midwestern College in Annual America's Best Colleges
Posted: August 29, 2007
Saint Joseph's College earned a spot among the Best Midwestern Colleges in the 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges by U.S.News & World Report, the nation's leading source of service journalism and news. The exclusive rankings - which this year feature some substantial changes in methodology - were published in the magazine's August 27 issue and on-line at www.usnews.com/colleges.
The annual rankings - in which U.S. News groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - provide an unmatched resource for parents and students contemplating one of life's most challenging financial decisions.
"For nearly a quarter century, consulting the U.S.News & World Report rankings has been a vital first step for prospective college students and their parents in the complex process of determining which institution best fits their goals," said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S.News & World Report. "Designed as a one-stop resource, the rankings supply hard data and analysis to help college applicants make apples-to-apples comparisons of schools across the country. Through these rankings and the America's Best Colleges guidebook, our goal is to help equip students and their families to make a knowledgeable decision based on clear, comparative research."
Using a proprietary methodology, the annual U.S.News & World Report rankings represent the most comprehensive look at how schools stack up based on a set of fifteen widely-accepted indicators of excellence and help consumers evaluate and compare data compiled from more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools. Changes in the U.S.News & World Report methodology for the 2008 edition include category ranking changes, the inclusion of military service academies, using Pell Grants as new ranking criteria, and listing unranked schools differently (rather than listing them together alphabetically in a separate table, they now appear in groups beneath the category in which they would have been ranked). A complete summary of the methodology used to rank each school can be found on-line at www.usnews.com/colleges.
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Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts college offering 74 major, minor, and pre-professional programs. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of over 1,000 students.