From the September 13, 2007 issue
For the first time, Siena College has been listed in Tier II of the Best Liberal Arts college in the nation by the 2008 U.S. News and World Reports. This annual report focuses on several key measures including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.
While controversial, the U.S. News college rankings are the best-known ranking system in the country, and frequently referenced by prospective students and others in comparing institutions of higher education. This year marks the first time Siena has been classified in Tier II with Siena ranked 122nd among liberal arts colleges nationwide.
Fr. Kevin is enthusiastic about the recent ranking. He states “Enabling our graduates to provide responsible leadership is the enduring legacy of a Siena education. This distinction recognizes the continued progress Siena has made in providing a quality education for our students and their communities.”