ULM ranked for second year in 2018 best colleges

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UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business is now ranked among the nation's top 100 undergraduate business programs, currently standing at No. 91, up 23 places since last year's rankings. The rankings are based on several measures: undergraduate academic reputation (22.5%), graduation and retention rates (22.5%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (12.5%), financial resources (10%), graduation rate performance (7.5%) and alumni giving (5%).

In addition, UB, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of IL are tied at No. 3 among national public universities for proportion of worldwide students, with 16 percent.

The University of MI did top the list of the state's universities coming in at No. 28.

The magazine released its 2018 rankings Tuesday, putting Miami at 78 and UC at 133 among all national universities, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

In the overall national rankings, Princeton was named the best college in the country, followed by Harvard, the University of Chicago, Yale, Columbia, MIT, Stanford, Penn, Duke and Cal Tech. The ranking is based on surveys of top academics such as presidents, provosts and admissions deans who rank schools that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology and facilities. The website boasts "nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search". A&M; surpassed Baylor University, which fell four spots this year to 75th overall.

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"Prospective students and parents should consider rankings in that context, and look beyond them to the university's academic program, culture and opportunities for enrichment", U. of C. said in a statement in 2016 when it was climbing in the rankings and in a position to boast.

The state's flagship university is tied for 46th among all schools, a two-spot drop from a year ago.

When it comes to score in individual criteria or factors, University of Delhi and University of Mumbai fare better than all other Indian institutes in the list in the field of Alumni Outcome.

US News & World Report has ranked Michigan Technological University 124 among best national universities and 58 among public national universities. "We are adding programs, such as our new business and personnel management majors, and updating infrastructure, such as the construction of our new Russell Science Center, to create the best possible environment for all students". SUNY Geneseo, at No. 11, up three spots from previous year, was the highest ranked Western New York school in the North region.

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