GW climbs one spot in the US News and World Report rankings – The GW Hatchet

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US News ranks universities based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, financial resources available to students, and average alumni donation rate.

GW rose to No. 62 in this year’s US News and World Report ranking of the country’s top colleges and universities, which was released on Monday.

Up one spot from its No. 63 ranking last year, GW is now tied with Syracuse University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. The 2022-23 ranking marks the third consecutive year that GW has climbed since falling 14 places to No. 70 in 2019.

“The university’s unwavering commitment to transforming the world through excellence in education, research and patient care remains our top priority,” Provost Chris Bracey said in a statement. “Our progress in this year’s rankings is a testament to the dedicated and innovative work of our entire university community in fulfilling our academic mission.”

US News ranks universities based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, financial resources available to students, and average alumni donation rate.

US News banned GW from national college rankings in 2012 after officials admitted to inflating the percentage of students who were top high school students, but resumed including the university in 2013 after less consideration. the percentage of graduate students. 10 percent of their high school class in the rankings.

Columbia University fell 16 spots in this year’s rankings to No. 18 after admitting to submitting inaccurate data that boosted its position in US News’ rankings.

Of the University’s 12 peer schools, 10 of them rank above GW. The University was tied with two of its peer schools, Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh, in 62nd place.

Georgetown University, one of GW’s peer schools, moved up to 22nd, while New York University and the University of Southern California tied for 25th in this year’s rankings. . Tulane and Boston universities also tied for 44th, while Tufts and Rochester universities were ranked 44th and 36th, respectively.

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