81. Stetson University in DeLand ranked prominently by US News & World Report, two other publications

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Stetson University in DeLand / Headline surferStetson University in DeLand / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer® / Stetson University was ranked prominently on a national level by US News & World Report, Washington Monthly and MilitaryFriendly.com in a news release issued in September.

DELAND – Stetson University again earned national recognition for its rigorous academics, commitment to social mobility and service, and military friendliness by ranking among the top universities in recent national surveys, according to US News & World Report and two other publications.

Stetson's recognition comes in at No. 81 in the Headline Surfer® countdown of the top 100 stories of 2013.

Among the rankings announced in early September:

* U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of “Best Colleges” ranked Stetson 5th in its list of Best Regional Universities (South), 5th on the list of Best Value – Regional Universities (South), and 222nd on the list of Best Undergraduate Business schools, a list that includes schools from all over the country.

Stetson’s category in the first two rankings includes universities that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, but few, if any, doctoral programs.

The 625 universities in the category are ranked by region. The third list includes all universities in the U.S. that offer undergraduate business education.

* Washington Monthly ranked Stetson 6th among all universities on its list of 2013 Master’s Universities. Schools are rated based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

* MilitaryFriendly.com has included Stetson on its list of 1,868 of schools throughout the country that exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience, and are committed to providing a supportive environment for military students.

Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby was pleased with the rankings, saying in part, "At Stetson, we take pride in being recognized as an academically rigorous institution that places a high value on global citizenship, personal growth and social responsibility.

She added the university provides a "personalized learning experience to each student, based on top quality faculty and focused on learning outcomes. We challenge our students to go beyond success – to become significant in their communities, nation and the world.”

Stetson University President Wendy Libby thrilled with US News & World Report ranking / Headline Surfer®Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby was pleased with the rankings, saying in part, "At Stetson, we take pride in being recognized as an academically rigorous institution that places a high value on global citizenship, personal growth and social responsibility.”

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