September 12, 2012

ASU ranked by U.S. News in top tier of national universities

Posted: September 12, 2012

For the sixth consecutive year, Arizona State University is ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top tier of national universities.

ASU is ranked 139 among the more than 1,500 four-year colleges and universities U.S. News assesses.

The U.S. News rankings come on the heels of ASU being named 79th in the top 100 universities in the world by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, considered one of the most prominent world university rankings.

The university also is named one of the top “2013 Up-and-Comers” among national universities in the 2013 Best Colleges guidebook by U.S. News & World Report.

This year ASU is ranked fourth. Ranked one, two and three, respectively, are George Mason University, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and Drexel University.

This is the fifth year ASU has been chosen as a school to watch. The ranking, based on peer nominations, recognizes institutions that have made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.

In addition, ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business is ranked 24th among the best undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business. The supply chain management/logistics program ranked third in the nation.

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is ranked 44 among engineering schools with a doctorate as their highest degree.

The 2013 Best Colleges guidebook will be on news stands Sept. 18 and available online Sept. 12 at

Sharon Keeler,
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering