The Catholic University of America

Aug. 25, 2006

CUA Again Ranks Among Best Schools in the Nation

College students are only beginning to think about the semester's coming exams, but grades are in for colleges across the country.

It's college-ranking season, when national surveys weigh everything from the number of Ph.D. candidates to cafeteria cuisine as colleges vie for a coveted place amidst the nation's top ranked institutions. Scores have been tallied, and The Catholic University of America once again has made its mark in three nationally public rankings made public in August.

U.S. News & World Report has included CUA among its Best Colleges in America, ranking it 120th out of 248 national universities evaluated in the report.

CUA shot up 11 spots on The Washington Monthly magazine's second-annual national university rankings from last year; CUA now ranks 101 out of 245 national universities ranked by the magazine and demonstrates strength in several areas, including graduation rates, community service and the number of CUA graduates who join the Peace Corps.

An annual survey by The Princeton Review asks students to grade their own schools, and CUA has secured a place among the nation's 361 top (but unranked) colleges. CUA earned a sixth place spot in the Review's "Students Pray on a Regular Basis" category.

Last May, U.S. News & World Report released its ranking of top national graduate programs. CUA's nursing program placed among the top 40 graduate nursing programs and tenth in the country for its specialty nurse practitioner/pediatric program. CUA ranked second in the nation for its law librarianship graduate program within the School of Library and Information Science.

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,