Pacific Ranked in Top 100 Universities
University of the Pacific was ranked Tuesday one of the top 100 universities in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. The 2011 edition of the annual "Best Colleges" issue also ranked Pacific 40th on its list of "Best Values" and 22nd for racial diversity.
With more than 6,600 students enrolled at its campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco, Pacific is one of the smallest non-research universities to be ranked this high in a category dominated by large research institutions. The announcement comes on the heels of Forbes and Princeton Review including Pacific in their annual rankings of top universities, both issued earlier this month.
"We are pleased that Pacific was recognized as one of the top 100 universities in the country," said President Pamela A. Eibeck. "We note that these rankings are not perfect and that students should select a school that fits his or her individual needs, but we are also proud to be recognized for the high academic quality and value we offer our students."
Pacific was listed in 99th place among all universities. It was tied with the State University of New York - Stony Brook, Texas Christian, University of Dayton, and University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
This is the third time in five years that Pacific was listed as a top 100 school. Last year, it was ranked at 115, but was still included in the list of best national universities overall. Its highest ranking ever was at 96th in 2007.
The 2011 US News rankings include Pacific in a number of sub-categories:
o Best Values: #40
o Student Racial Diversity: #22
o Proportion of class sizes under 20: #42
o Lowest acceptance rate: #46
o Economic Diversity (% of Pell-eligible students): #51
o Amount of need-based aid awarded among top schools: #39
o Undergraduate engineering among schools not offering PhD: #49
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