Lehigh ranked among nation’s best research universities

Lehigh has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s outstanding research universities.

In its just-released 2017 “Guide to America’s Best Colleges,” the news magazine ranks Lehigh 44th among 310 institutions across the United States (189 public, 114 private and seven for-profit) that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Among national universities, Lehigh is ranked 25th among the nation’s “most innovative schools,” a category that measures the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. Lehigh is also rated 38th in the nation in the “best value” category and 49th in the nation by high school guidance counselors.

The U.S. News overall ranking takes into account a number of factors that include graduation and retention rates, class size, SAT scores, selectivity, academic reputation and alumni giving.

Among the best undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a Ph.D., Lehigh’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science ranked 44th in the country, based on a survey of peers.

Lehigh’s undergraduate program in the College of Business and Economics was ranked 94th, based on peer assessment.

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