UD said 'public gem'
University gets high marks in fall higher education guide publications
3:54 p.m., Aug. 22, 2012--The University of Delaware has received high marks in fall higher education rankings, listed among the Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges and in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Superlatives for UD in The Best 377 Colleges include academics and campus life.
Master Gardener awards
The guide notes in a section featuring comments from UD students, “If you’re looking for a ‘well-rounded’ college experience, the University of Delaware delivers on every front.”
It cites UD as “everything college should be,” from the “gorgeous campus” and “amazing school spirit” to “top notch” academics and “vibrant campus life.”
Students told the guide that UD offers “the perfect balance of academic intensity and excellent social life.”
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is the flagship college guide of the Princeton Review, an education services company.
It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on the Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.
In the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, UD is hailed as “a public gem that boasts more than 125 solid academic programs, from engineering to education.”
The guide adds, “With a challenging and stimulating academic environment, an increasingly smart student body, a healthy social scene, and up-and-coming athletic teams, UD offers a blend of strengths that would make many schools envious and leads to many happy Blue Hens.”
Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 is a selective, subjective, and systematic look at more than 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.
Colleges featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 were selected with several broad principles in mind, beginning with academic quality. In addition, an effort was made to include achieve geographic diversity and a balance of public and private schools.
QS Intelligence Unit rankings
In a ranking of world universities by subject, the QS Intelligence Unit of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions, three UD programs stood out as “elite,” ranking among the top 200 institutions.
Earning recognition were UD programs in chemical engineering, electrical engineering and civil engineering.
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