Wake Forest University ranked 25th among national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of America’s best colleges and universities released today. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied Wake Forest for the 25th spot.
The 1997 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” gives Wake Forest high marks for student selectivity, student retention rates and financial resources. The guide also recognizes Wake Forest’s small classes and high graduation rates. Wake Forest was ranked 31st in last year’s guide.
Only a month ago, Money magazine placed Wake Forest tenth in a list of 18 “costly but worth it” schools that included Harvard, Stanford and Emory.
“This year’s U.S. News ranking is especially gratifying because Wake Forest moved into the top 25 schools in America. We are pleased with this recognition of the caliber of our faculty and the quality of our students,” said Sandra C. Boyette, vice president for public affairs.
“We realize, however, that no college ranking or guide can truly tell students whether a particular school is right for them. We hope that our rankings will encourage prospective students and their parents to visit our campus and find out for themselves what we have to offer.”
U.S. News also included Wake Forest in its “best value” rankings this year.
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