August 28, 2013
DALLAS (SMU) – SMU recently has been named in a variety of annual rankings of universities and graduate schools. Listed below is a sample of these rankings from the last few months.
SMU earns spot in "100 Best and Most Collaborative U.S. Colleges"
Outreach to students via social media has earned SMU a spot in the "100 Best and Most Collaborative U.S. Colleges" as calculated by Vala Afshar - CMO of Enterasys Networks, HuffPostBiz contributor and author of The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vala-afshar/the-top-100-best-and-most_b_3713875.html
Afshar used the U.S. News Top 100 list as a starting point and re-ranked it according to combined Klout and Kred scores - which measured SMU’s Twitter reach and influence. Among 35 "small" colleges and universities, SMU came in 14th and 47th overall.
National Ranking for Engineering
SMU has ranked No. 19 among the top 50 colleges and universities nationwide whose engineering graduates earn the highest salaries, as calculated by College Factual, a new site that uses outcomes-based tools and rankings to guide the college selection process. Aug. 8, 2013.
http://readme.readmedia.com/Southern-Methodist-University-Ranked-Among-The-Top-50-Colleges-with-the-Highest-Paid-Engineering-Grads/7111131 (news release showing announcement)
http://www.collegefactual.com/majors/engineering/rankings/highest-paid-grads/ (page showing SMU)
High Marks for Undergraduate Education
The Princeton Review ranks SMU as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to its guide, "The Best 378 Colleges."
Only about 15% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year institutions and only four colleges outside the U.S. are included. In its specific categories, SMU placed in the top 20 for
College City with High Marks (7); Best Career Services (8); Greek Life (12); Best College Dorms (14); Best-run Colleges (14); Happiest Students (17); Best Athletic Facilities (18); and Most Beautiful Campus (20). The guide’s narrative is the most positive for SMU in recent years, focusing on the quality of the academic and campus experience. Aug. 5, 2013.
Rising Forbes Rankings
In Forbes recent rankings of the nation’s top colleges, SMU has risen 24 places. SMU is the highest-ranked institution in North Texas, third-highest in the state and among the top 100 universities nationwide. The survey ranks SMU 81 out of 650 U.S. colleges and universities based on student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and nationally competitive awards. The Forbes rankings are produced annually by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, D.C. July 24, 2013.
Top Rankings from The Economist and BloombergBusinessweek
The Economist ranks the Cox Executive M.B.A. program at #18 out of 62 business schools globally in the magazine’s first-ever (E.M.B.A.) rankings survey. July 19, 2013.
BloombergBusinessweek ranks the Cox School of Business 30 among 169 in its 2013 Best Undergraduate B-Schools guide. In the category of business law, Cox ranks fourth out of 124. June 10, 2013.
Law Rankings Rise
The SMU Dedman School of Law rose to 48 among the top 144 law schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 rankings. The rankings are based on reputation, selectivity, placement success and faculty resources. March 2013.
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