Cornell College ascends U.S. News & World Report ranking

U.S. News & World Report has once again listed Cornell College as one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges.

The newly released 2019 report lists Cornell with a rank of #81 out of 233, which is up slightly from the previous year when Cornell held a rank of #87. Cornell has jumped 24 spots in the last four years.

“We are continuously working to make sure each student has the best possible experience throughout their college careers,” said Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission Colleen Murphy. “It’s great to see that dedication reflected in the rankings by U.S. News & World Report. We’re looking forward to continued momentum this year with the opening of the Russell Science Center, the new Cornell Well-being Network, and the expansion of activities for students to enjoy our beautiful campus and the surrounding area.”

Cornell College was also ranked by U.S. News & World Report on a few other rankings, including:

  • #70 in Best Value Schools among the national liberal arts colleges. According to the website, that calculation takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2017-2018 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.
  • #79 on the High School Counselor Rankings list among liberal arts colleges, which is a ranking that comes from high school counselor survey results over three years.
  • #52 on the Best Undergraduate Teaching Programs list, which recognizes the college for its strong focus on undergraduate teaching.

U.S. News collected data on more than 1,800 colleges and universities and determined the rankings based on 16 indicators of academic excellence.

Cornell was also listed as one of the top 30 liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly’s annual rankings.