SMU Ranks 56th on Best Colleges List

August 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

SMU ranks 56th on the 2011 U.S. News and World Report's list of Best Colleges. (SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

By Aida Ahmed
aahmed@smu.edu

Southern Methodist University achieved its highest national ranking with the results of the 2011 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report. At 56, SMU jumped up 12 spaces from the 2010 report and up from 73rd in 2004.

SMU only falls short of two Texas universities: Rice University, ranked 17th, and the University of Texas-Austin, ranked 45th.

U.S. News and World Report ranked 191 institutions for this year’s Best Colleges list and over 1,4oo national universities and liberal art colleges for various rankings.

For more information on how U.S. News and World ranks colleges, visit their site.