UConn listed among nation’s top public universities

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STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — The University of Connecticut has received its highest ranking to date in a survey of the nation’s top public universities.

UConn was listed as 18th in the nation among U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s “Top Public Universities.”

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy congratulated the university on the ranking, saying,

Over the last several years, UConn has solidified its reputation as a world class institution of higher learning. Historic investments have led to increased student enrollment, including a more competitive and diverse student body. We could not be more proud that, as a result of these accomplishments, our state’s flagship university has attained its highest-yet ranking in this year’s U.S. News & World Report. At number 18 among public universities, and its seventh consecutive year in the top 25, we are sending a clear message to students and families across Connecticut – and the nation – that UConn is a premier academic institution to lay the groundwork for a 21st century career. We are grateful for the steady leadership and vision of UConn President Susan Herbst and Chairman Larry McHugh.”

UConn was among 1,389 national public and private universities ranked in the survey.

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