Two highly respected national magazines have ranked the University of Rochester among the nation's top 25 institutions.
The University of Rochester was one of only 25 schools named a "New Ivy" in the 2007 Kaplan/Newsweek "How to Get into College Guide." The elite list, produced for the very first time, includes institutions whose first-rate academic programs and top students rival traditional Ivy League schools. The rankings are based on admissions statistics as well as interviews with administrators, students, faculty, and alumni.
The University of Rochester also placed 21st on The Washington Monthly College Rankings list. The list, presented for only the second time by the political magazine, includes institutions that The Washington Monthly believes are "benefiting the country." The rankings take into account how a school contributes to social mobility by helping the poor improve their economic standing. Other criteria include the institution's support for research in the humanities and in the sciences and its promotion of an ethic of service to country.