UMBC tops US News and Word Report list of rising national universities

August 20th, 2009

I’m very gratified to see UMBC recognized in the U.S. News and World Report annual report on America’s Best Colleges. UMBC was ranked first on the list of “up-and-coming” national universities and fourth on the list of national universities committed to undergraduate education. UMBC was actually tied for fourth with Stanford on the list of schools most committed to undergraduate teaching, but I think an appropriate tie breaker would be chess and UMBC has always dominated Stanford in the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.

Most of the details are only available if you purchase the report, but there are stories in today’s Baltimore Sun and Washington Post.