During the college search process many students and parents turn to college rankings as they create their list of schools to look at more carefully. UMass Boston has been recognized by many publishing companies including U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education’s 2011-2012 World University Ranking, College Board and by The Princeton Review several times and most recently in their Best 294 Business Schools.
Some interesting rankings we have received include:
- Top 3 Most Diverse Campuses in New England by College Board
- Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges
- U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, Top 50 Graduate Nursing programs in the national and number 2 in Massachusetts
Each student that goes through the college search process can decide for themselves how important these rankings are. So why am I writing about them?
I want to introduce you to another classification, Carnegie’s Community Engagement Elective Classification, which recognizes campuses that “collaborate with the larger community for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.” If you are not familiar with this classification, I encourage you to check out Carnegie’s website for more information. UMass Boston was selected for this classification and it recognizes our commitment to working with the community and enhances the experience students have on our campus.