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US News & World Report-URI #156

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US News & World Report
National University Rankings

Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

New England National Universities
#2 Harvard
#3 Yale
#5 MIT
#11 Dartmouth
#14 Brown
#29 Tufts
#32 Boston College
#34 Brandeis
#37 Boston Univ
#40 Northeastern
#56 UConn
#61 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
#75 UMass-Amherst
#81 Clark Univ
#97 Vermont
#103 New Hampshire
#156 UMass-Lowell
#156 Univ of RI
#176 Hartford
#181 Lesley Univ (Cambridge)
#181 Suffolk U
#181 Maine

Other Northeast National Universities of Note:
#69 Rutgers-Brunswick
#87 Binghamton
#97 Stony Brook
#133 Rutgers-Newark
#151 Albany

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Holy Cross rated #33. $64,000 tuition and board per year!!!
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URI tied with UMass-Lowell??????? Seriously?
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I'm bias, but I think we should be ahead of a solid portion of those schools ranked better than URI.
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Wonder what the methodology is to have UMass-Lowell tied with URI.
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If URI charged 70k a year their ranking would go up. All these lists are jokes
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Unread postby OBRAM » 2 months ago

Maybe things have changed, when I went to URI, it was harder to get into URI than Northeastern.
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OBRAM wrote:Maybe things have changed, when I went to URI, it was harder to get into URI than Northeastern.



Things have changed quite a bit. Northeastern's academic rep has made big strides in the last 2-3 decades. They have also really built themselves up structurally with much more of a campus feel and added loads of housing, an area where it had always been woefully short.
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That's not a good ranking. Wonder what Dooley thinks of this.
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Not a good reflection on URI. UMass has really doubled and then tripled down on Lowell in recent years. They've been buying up the town (including Tsongas Arena), building out, went D1 for all sports and and their engineering programs (esp plastics) are well regarded AFAIK. I do not know if this means their ranking is deserved but it is unacceptable for RI's flagship public to fall to this level, even if it's only in public perception. The school's ranking in many outlets has been falling for years and Dooley needs to address this and start making progress.
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I don't care what these ranking say. URI's campus is night and day compared to Umass lowell. Academics, infrastructure and athletics have all greatly improved over the past decade at URI. I've personally been a part of some of the new projects in Kingston. Just drive through campus, its amazing.
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URI actually improved from last year in its overall ranking (from #161 to #156) while UMass-Lowell (#156 both years) remained static:

2016 Rankings
2 Harvard
2 Yale
7 MIT
11 Dartmouth
16 Brown
27 Tufts
31 Boston College
35 Brandeis
42 Boston U
42 Northeastern
58 UConn
68 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
76 Clark Univ
76 UMass
85 Vermont (UVM)
99 UNH
156 UMass-Lowell
161 URI
173 Maine



2016 US News & World Report Rankings Thread Link:
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Puck Frovidence wrote:Not a good reflection on URI. UMass has really doubled and then tripled down on Lowell in recent years. They've been buying up the town (including Tsongas Arena), building out, went D1 for all sports and and their engineering programs (esp plastics) are well regarded AFAIK. I do not know if this means their ranking is deserved but it is unacceptable for RI's flagship public to fall to this level, even if it's only in public perception. The school's ranking in many outlets has been falling for years and Dooley needs to address this and start making progress.




Per my other post regarding the 2016 rankings, UMass-Lowell was actually higher ranked last year than URI. As you mentioned, a lot of resources have been put into UMass-Lowell. Up until 1975, it was two separate schools- Lowell Technological Institute and Lowell State College. They each had their own campuses and that is the reason that much of the school's present campus is split between two different sites. The new University of Lowell lasted from 1975 until it was absorbed by the UMass system in 1991. Since that time, the UMass system made major investments in its Lowell institution. Alumnus Marty Meehan was a big factor in this. He was the US congressman for the district from 1993 - 2007 and helped steer much federal and state money toward the school. He later became the UMass Lowell chancellor from 2007–2015 and used his influence to help transform the university. He is now the current University of Massachusetts System president and continues to look out for his alma mater.
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Re: US News & World Report-URI #156

Unread postby ATPTourFan » 2 months ago

Fortunately people tend to visit a campus before deciding which to attend..... plus for URI
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