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Saint Mary’s ranks in Top 50 of U.S. News “Best Regional Universities” list

September 13, 2016

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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is once again ranked a top tier institution in the annual U.S. News & World Report ratings of best colleges and universities in the nation.

Saint Mary’s is 49th in the Best Regional Universities of the Midwest category of the U.S. News Best Colleges 2017 guidebook. Saint Mary’s is among a list of 115 schools ranked in the top tier of this category. The annual rankings were released today, Sept. 13, and are available online.

“Saint Mary’s is continually recognized for its excellence,” said Brother William Mann, FSC, President of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. “As a top-tier university, we meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our students at every level, from undergraduate and bachelor’s completion to master’s and doctoral degree programs. Our graduates repeatedly tell us their experiences at Saint Mary’s were transformational—empowering them to achieve their goals and set new ones to help their families, their communities, and the world.”

For the 2017 ranking, Saint Mary’s is in the “Best Regional Universities” category, which includes 653 schools in four regions (Midwest, North, South, and West) that are recognized for offering a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s programs.

U.S. News ranks institutions according to The Carnegie Classification system. Approximately every five years, Carnegie reevaluates schools and did so this past year.