|U.S. News & World Report ranks UND one of 'Best National Universities'|
The University of North Dakota has once again been named one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, according to rankings released Aug. 24.
The magazine, in its "Best Colleges 2009" edition, puts UND among the nation's top 193 public and nonpublic colleges and universities. Schools in the National Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master's and doctoral degrees. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research, according to the magazine.
UND leaders traditionally have downplayed the significance of the rankings, saying they simply serve as one kind of indicator of the University's status in its goal to establish UND as one of the best public universities in the world.
UND also regularly appears in The Princeton Review's list of "Top 366 Universities in the Nation." Also, the publication Washington Monthly has listed UND as one of the top 100 public universities in the United States.
Reflecting its dedication innovative, creative and entrepreneurial teaching and learning, UND was ranked as one of the top 10 most entrepreneurial schools in the country last year. U.S. News & World Report also ranked UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences fifth in the nation for its expertise in rural medicine in 2007.