West Point Positioned Among Best in U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

A report released by U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges ranked the U.S. Military Academy in six categories from Best in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Best Undergraduate Engineering, as well as No. 2 Best National Liberal Arts Public College.

“We are very pleased with U.S. News & World Report’s recognition of the quality of the educational experience at West Point,” said Dean of the Academic Board, Brig. Gen. Timothy Trainor. “It is rewarding to have our nationally renowned education program acknowledged and attribute much of our success to such factors as accessibility of faculty, dynamic classroom discussions and experiences, and unique opportunities outside the classroom.”

In the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs category (at engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s) West Point was ranked No. 3 overall, with the Civil Engineering Program ranked No. 2, Mechanical Engineering ranked No. 5, and Electrical / Electronic / Communications ranked No. 6. In the High School Counselor picks for National Liberal Arts Colleges, USMA ranked No. 1.

Out of 248 liberal arts colleges categorized as awarding more than half of their degrees in the arts and sciences, West Point was listed as No. 17-Best Liberal Arts College overall, when combining private and public colleges.

Recently, Forbes ranked West Point No. 7 overall in the Best College category, while the Princeton Review ranked it No. 1 Most Accessible Professors, No. 2 Best Health Services, No. 3 Everyone Plays Intramural Sports, and No. 10 Best-Run College and Best Athletic Facilities.


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