U.S. News & World Report ranks UND one of 'Best National Universities'


David L. Dodds

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University of North Dakota


The University of North Dakota has once again been named one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report . The magazine, in its "America's Best Colleges, 2012 Edition," puts UND well within the nation's top 200 public and nonpublic colleges and universities. The ranking looks at what U.S. News & World Report identifies as the top 260 American universities that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master's and doctoral degrees. The magazine puts the schools in two tiers; UND is ranked in the first tier.

UND leaders traditionally use such rankings as indicators of the University's status as they work to establish UND as an exceptional University, dedicated to serving the state and regarded highly around the world.

UND also regularly appears in The Princeton Review's list of "Top 376 Universities in the Nation." Forbes magazine listed UND as one of "America's Top Colleges earlier this month, and Washington Monthly has also listed UND as one of the top 100 public universities in the United States.

In August, preLaw and National Jurist magazines announced that UND would once again be included in its list of the 60 "Best Value" law schools in the country. In 2010, UND ranked 19th on that list.

Reflecting its dedication to innovative, creative and entrepreneurial teaching and learning, UND also has been ranked as one of the most entrepreneurial schools in the country by Entrepreneur Magazine. And the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is consistently at or near the top as far as medical schools in the country that produce family medicine physicians, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Finally, UND is again expected to be named to GI Jobs annual list of "Military Friendly Schools," putting it in the top 20 percent of all schools in the nation for support and services geared toward veterans and their dependents.