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U.S. News #10 Ranking: 'What a great moment for our university'

The ranking "…reflects the collective accomplishments and spirit of our entire community — faculty, students, alumni, staff, and leadership."
Posted September 15, 2015

Johns Hopkins University has climbed to 10th in the newest U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges Rankings," released today. That's up from 12th last year and 16th as recently as 2006.

The university also moved up from seventh to third in this year's U.S. News survey of high school guidance counselors.

The university has worked comprehensively over the past decade to enhance and strengthen the undergraduate experience. It has expanded research opportunities, built and renovated state-of-the-art academic buildings, and introduced new co-curricular offerings to help develop every student not only as a scholar but also as a contributing member of society.

Those initiatives are tied together by improved financial aid to ensure that a family's economic circumstances do not keep a deserving student from attending Johns Hopkins, President Ronald J. Daniels said.

Building on the previous administration's efforts, Daniels in 2013 set boosting the undergraduate experience as one of the goals of "Ten by 2020," a report laying out the university's vision and action plan for the remainder of the decade. Enriching the Student Experience is one of the priorities of the university's Rising to the Challenge fundraising campaign.

"At Johns Hopkins, we are committed to nurturing the best young minds in an environment that prizes intellectual creativity, discovery, and service to our world," Daniels said. "This commitment in all its forms — curricular innovation, student support, and unparalleled opportunities for undergraduate research — is a testament to the dynamism of this place and its exceptional faculty and students."

Added Jeffrey H. Aronson, chair of the university's board of trustees: "What a great moment for our university. It reflects the collective accomplishments and spirit of our entire community — faculty, students, alumni, staff, and leadership."

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