Aug. 24, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola College in Maryland tied with Providence College for second place among Northern master's universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2007 listing of America's Best Colleges. The College held third in 2004, 2005 and 2006 surveys.
This year, Loyola moved into second place on the continued strength of its reputation, its alumni giving rate--the highest of the region's top 10 institutions--and recent increases in freshman retention, graduation rate, and percentage of faculty who are full-time. The College also recorded slight improvements in SAT scores and student/faculty ratio.
Villanova maintained its first place ranking, with Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) competitor Fairfield University in fourth place. For a complete list of the 2007 rankings, visit U.S. News and World Report.