LSU Improves Its Ranking Among Public Colleges in Latest U.S. News & World Report List | Education


LSU remained the same among national universities and improved against other public colleges in the latest US News & World Report rankings released Sunday night.

The school is tied for 153rd among national universities, same as last year.

A total of 389 schools were assessed.

LSU is tied for 153rd among national universities, according to a 2020 survey by US News & World Report released Sunday night.

LSU is ranked 71st among public universities, up from 79th last year.

“It is an honor to be consistently recognized among Tier 1 universities nationwide as Louisiana’s leading public university by US News & World Report, especially in a year when so many higher education institutions are struggling due to the pandemic,” said LSU acting president Thomas. Galligan Jr. said in a statement.

“However, rankings like these are not how we measure our success,” Galligan said.

“Instead, our success at LSU is measured by the success of our students, the accomplishments of our faculty, and the positive impact of our research in our community, state, nation, and the world, and by that measure, I have no doubt that our great university is among the best anywhere.”

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LSU is also ranked 36th among top universities, and its petroleum engineering undergraduate program is second nationally.

Tulane University is ranked 41st among national universities, the highest of any school in Louisiana. Tulane was ranked 40th last year.

Loyola University of New Orleans ranked 196th among national universities, up from 197th last year.

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Loyola also moved up 15 spots for undergraduate education, tied for 61st in the nation with Columbia University, Cornell University and others.

“This honor recognizes our magnificent faculty and their dedication to transforming the lives of our students,” Tania Tetlow, president of the school, said in a statement.

“It is also a testament to 500 years of Jesuit excellence in education,” Tetlow said.

The report is called 2021 US News Best Colleges.

“The pandemic has impacted students across the country, canceling commencement ceremonies and moving in-person classes to remote locations,” said US News editor and chief content officer Kim Castro in a statement accompanying the ranking. .

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“Whether students have changed their college plans slightly or changed them completely, our mission remains to continue to provide students and their families with the tools they need to find the right school for them.”

The study assessed more than 1,400 colleges and universities on 17 indicators of academic quality.

Among the national universities, the top three are Princeton University, Harvard University, and Columbia University.

The best public schools are the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

More information is available at https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges?src=usn_pr.

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