U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 rankings of the nation’s best colleges are out and the University of Dallas has moved up two spots from last year to number 12 among 129 institutions categorized as “regional universities” in the West region. This year’s ranking places the university second among Texas’s 31 other regional universities and sixth among all Catholic institutions in the West region. The region consists of 15 western states, including California, Colorado and Texas.

In addition to naming the University of Dallas one of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report recognized the university as one of 15 “Best Value Schools” in the West region and as an “A+ School for B Students.” To make the latter list, colleges and universities had to “admit a meaningful proportion of applicants whose test scores and class standing put them in non-‘A’ territory.” Since July, the University of Dallas has received multiple prestigious distinctions, including being named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes and a “Best Buy” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The University of Dallas is a Catholic, co-educational university with students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs through the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and the School of Ministry. The University of Dallas has its main campus in Irving, Texas, an international campus near Rome, Italy, and a learning center in Frisco, Texas.

Over the past two decades, the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

For a complete list of rankings and more information on the Best Colleges Ranking methodology. Visit www.usnews.com/colleges .


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