Students, faculty, and staff were delighted to see the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings for America’s best colleges yesterday. The report confirmed what we already knew: UMBC is an outstanding institution. We geniunely care about our students and strive every day to provide them with an honors education and an honors community. Word is quickly spreading about our young university’s success, as the two honors U.S. News and World Report bestowed upon us prove. According to their Best Colleges Guide released yesterday (August 20), UMBC ranks:
- Number one among up-and-coming national universities
- Number one among public national universities for undergraduate teaching. Among all national universities in this category, UMBC tied for fourth with Stanford (Dartmouth, Princeton, and Yale were ahead of us).
The fact that UMBC has come so far in such a short amount of time (we were only established in 1966) makes these accomplishments even more meaningful to the campus community. We’re excited about this recognition–we hope you are too! So spread the word and if you’re thinking of applying to UMBC, come visit us and see why our peers ranked us “number one”!