Coast Guard Academy Ranks Among the Top Colleges in the Country

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has been recognized as one of the top institutions of higher learning by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes Magazine.

The academy was ranked #1 in the Baccalaureate Colleges (North) category in the 2011 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges issue. According to the publication, the academy earned a perfect overall score of 100, highest among the more than 300 colleges ranked.

The academy is also featured in The Princeton Review’s Best in the Northeast section on and ranked highly in Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Colleges 2010 edition.

The rankings provide one of the most thorough examinations of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools in the U.S. compare in a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Institutions are generally selected for excellence in academic programs and by what students attending the schools reported about their campus experiences.

“These rankings are important because they reflect the quality of our academic programs, facilities, faculty and staff,” said Academy Superintendent Rear Admiral Scott Burhoe. “They allow us to better compete for an increasingly diverse pool of talented young men and women.”

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