U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Massachusetts Boston in the first tier of “national universities” in the United States, according to a new report released Tuesday.
High scores in categories such as peer reputation and high-school counselor reputation propelled UMass Boston into the top tier nationally for the first time. The university was also ranked favorably for its admission rate, retention rate, and class sizes.
Overall, UMass Boston is tied with 11 other institutions at No. 220 among universities nationally. All four of the UMass undergraduate campuses are rated in the top category in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings.
“Our place in the first tier is just the latest evidence of the dramatic progress we have made in attracting and graduating talented students,” Chancellor J. Keith Motley said. “The U.S. News surveys show that we have a good reputation with our peers and with high school counselors, and our strong retention rate means that more students are staying to complete their degrees at UMass Boston. We are thrilled with this ranking, and we look forward to rising even further next year.”
UMass Boston was also included on the list of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs nationally, ranked at 150.
The complete 2017 National Universities rankings can be found at: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities