Two new surveys have rated Notre Dame among the leading universities in the nation.
The 2007How to Get into College Guidepublished by Kaplan/Newsweek cites Notre Dame among the 25new Iviesin higher education, and Washington Monthly magazine ranked Notre Dame 13 th in its survey of national universities.
The Kaplan/Newsweek list ofnew Iviesrecognizes universities whosefirst-rate academic programs, combined with a population boom in top students, have fueled their rise in stature and favor among the nations top students, administrators and faculty – edging them to a competitive status rivaling the Ivy League.The selections were based on admissions statistics and interviews with administrators, students, faculty and alumni.
Among the othernew IviesareEmory,New York, Rice, Vanderbilt andWashingtonUniversities, UCLA and the Universities of Michigan,North CarolinaandVirginia.
The Kaplan/NewsweekHow to Get into College Guide,which is available on news stands Aug. 21, also contains articles on the admissions process, financial aid, and standardized tests. The rankings are available online at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14325172/ .
The second annual Washington Monthly College Rankings rate universities on three primary criteria: performance as engines of social mobility (ideally helping the poor get rich rather than the very rich to get very, very rich), scientific and humanistic research, and an ethic of service to country. Among the specific areas of evaluation are total research spending, the number of doctoral degrees granted in science and engineering, the number of students in ROTC and the Peace Corps, and the percentage of and support for Pell Grant recipients.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked No. 1, followed by the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley; Penn State University; UCLA; Texas A&M; University of California, San Diego; Stanford University; Cornell University; South Carolina State University; and the University of California, Davis.
The second 10 are theUniversityofWisconsin,YaleUniversity, Notre Dame, the Universities of Chicago, Washington,Illinois,Texas, andMichigan, theCollegeofWilliamand Mary, and theUniversityofVirginia.
Washington Monthly provides coverage and analysis of the politics and personalities of the nations capital. Its college rankings are in the magazines August issue and can be viewed online at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0609.collegechart.html .