Also Rated ‘Most Diverse,’ and in Top Tier of Best National Unviersities
The latest rankings also again designate Rutgers, Newark, as the nation’s “Most Diverse” national university, an honor it has held annually since 1997, the first year that U.S. News & World Report began ranking student ethnic diversity. In the classification of Best National Universities, Rutgers, Newark, is listed in the top tier, at 143 of the 262 national universities.
Steven J. Diner, chancellor of Rutgers-Newark, stated, “We are delighted to be ranked number one in diversity for the 14th consecutive year. The unique racial, ethnic and religious diversity of Rutgers-Newark provides unparalleled learning opportunities for our students, and prepares them uniquely for an ever more global world.”
The U.S. News & World Report 2011 Best Colleges rankings compare more than 1,400 accredited four-y
The publication’s rankings are a popular and comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The full listing of rankings, which include ratings of more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are available at www.usnews.com/colleges, and will also be published in the September issue of U.S.News & World Report. For more details on the 2011 Best Colleges' ranking methodology and presentation, go to www.usnews.com/collegemeth .
ABOUT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEWARK
Rutgers-Newark is home to the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College, the Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, the School of Law-Newark, the College of Nursing, the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, and extensive research and outreach centers, including the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. Approximately 12,000 students are currently enrolled in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the 38-acre downtown Newark campus.
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