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West Point Ranked #1 Public College by US News & World Report

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RELEASE NO. 31-11

WEST POINT RANKED NO. 1 TOP PUBLIC COLLEGE – Sept. 13, 2011

WEST POINT, N.Y. – A report released today by U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of Best Colleges ranked the U.S. Military Academy first in its Top 10 Public Colleges category.

“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. “We are very proud of our nationally renowned education program and attribute much of our success to such factors as accessibility of faculty, lively classroom discussions and experiences, and enrichment opportunities outside the classroom.”

In the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs category, West Point was ranked No. 3 overall, with our Civil Engineering Program ranked No. 2.

Out of 225 liberal arts colleges that U.S. News categorized as awarding more than half of their degrees in the arts and sciences, West Point was listed as No. 14-Best Liberal Arts College overall, when combining both private and public colleges.

Recently, Forbes ranked West Point No. 3 overall in the Best College category and No. 1 Best Value. While thePrinceton Reviewranked us No. 1 Best Classroom Experience, No. 3 Best Athletic Facilities, and No. 3 Best Health Services

About West Point
Ranked the “ Top College in the Country” by Forbes and “Top Public Liberal Arts College” by US News & World Report, the U.S. Military Academy is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City . The world’s preeminent leader development institution, it was founded in 1802 as America ‘s first college of engineering. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army. For more information, go to www.westpoint.edu.