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U.S. News ranks Miami University No. 3 for undergrad teaching

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019 rankings of the country’s best colleges and Miami University got high marks in the annual listing.

Miami took one of U.S. News’ top honors, coming in at No. 3 behind only Princeton University and Georgia State University for undergraduate teaching for its “unusually” strong teaching, according to U.S. News.

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This is the ninth year that Miami has been in the top five for undergraduate teaching, according to the university. Miami has appeared every year since 2010, the year the rankings were established.

“The deep commitment of Miami’s faculty to helping students succeed academically, personally and professionally sets a standard that we are proud to maintain,” president Greg Crawford said in a prepared statement. “It is a bonus to continue to be recognized by peer universities as one of the top public universities in the nation for undergraduate teaching.”

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In the overall category of “Best National Universities,” Miami University tied for the 96th spot with five other schools. The other five schools included the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Denver, the University of San Francisco and the University of Vermont, according to U.S. News.

Miami was highly ranked among the nation’s universities for several reasons, said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News.

“Miami University’s best areas were alumni giving, grad rate performance, high school counselor reputation, and student excellence,” Morse said via email.

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Miami was also highly ranked in several other categories.

• No. 13 for best engineering programs at public universities.

• No. 24 in the category of international students, with 14 percent of students from overseas.

• No. 30 for engineering programs with bachelor’s and master’s as highest degree.

• No. 39 for best business programs at public universities.

• No. 42 in the public universities category.

• No. 62 in the category for undergraduate business programs.

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