Elmira College News
Elmira College Ranks No. 6 in US News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges” edition
August 20th, 2009USNews & World Report recently announced its 2009 “America's Best Colleges” rankings and Elmira College was ranked sixth in its category.
Elmira College was ranked sixth in the “Best Baccalaureate Colleges – North” classification. Elmira College has ranked in the top tier of its classification for the past twelve years.
Among the criteria used to rank colleges, Elmira College ranks first in percentage of alumni giving at 49 percent in its category. EC is one of the most successful colleges in the nation with the 16th highest alumni-giving rate in the nation among all colleges and universities in this important measure of quality. The College is among the top one percent in the nation in alumni giving percentage.
The College was third among the top 20 colleges in its category in the highest proportion of classes under twenty students (81 percent) and tied for first for lowest proportion of classes of fifty students or more. (Elmira College has no undergraduate class with fifty students or more.)
Great College at a Great Price
The College also was recognized in a special section of the edition, on “Great Colleges for Great Prices,” where Elmira was ranked fourth in its classification. This listing determines which colleges offer the best value in relationship to the college’s academic quality. (The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.) Only colleges in the top-half of their categories were considered, on the premise that the most significant values are among colleges that are above average academically.