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University of Denver Listed Among the Country’s Best Colleges

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Jon Stone

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Jon Stone

DU recognized for programs geared to veterans

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The University of Denver has again been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the country’s top 100 institutions of higher education. The publication ranks DU 87th in its list of national universities.

In determining its rankings, U.S. News and World Report measures seven broad areas: undergraduate academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.

“It is a great achievement to be recognized as one of the top 100 universities in the country,” says DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp. “We continue to commit ourselves to providing a holistic education for our students that is focused on growing leaders for the 21st century.”

In addition to the overall ranking, DU places in the top 100 in several other categories. DU ranks 49th in the Best College for Veterans category—that’s up four spots from the previous year. This boost no doubt reflects the University’s continued push to provide more programs and opportunities targeted at veterans and military personnel. For example, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology offers the Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology, which has two key components: an educational track that prepares graduate students to work with veterans and their families; and the Sturm Center, a clinic available to all veterans and their families. Still another program, the Veterans Advocacy Project at DU’s Sturm College of Law, provides legal advice and services to veterans.

“It is critical that we provide services and support to our students who have bravely served our country,” Chopp says. “In addition to the academic programs, Veterans Services does an excellent job supporting all our student veterans inside and outside the classroom.”

The University of Denver also ranks 56th for Best Value School, up from 60th last year. This ranking takes into account a school’s academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student receiving the average level of need-based financial aid.

On its list of Best Business Programs, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Daniels College of Business No. 91, an improvement of three spots from last year. The ranking is based on programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; the results are based solely on surveys of business school deans and senior faculty.

“While we are pleased to be included in the U.S. News Best Business Program ranking, we know we rank even higher when we’re measured by admissions standards, the quality of our faculty and employment data,” says Brent Chrite, dean of the Daniels College. “We know that the rich academic experience we create for our students at Daniels effectively prepares our undergraduate students for a marketplace defined by volatility and uncertainty.”

To learn more about the University of Denver’s U.S. News and World Report rankings, please click here.