U.S. Naval Academy Excels in College Rankings


The U.S. Naval Academy has been ranked among the top schools in the country by the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2012.”

The Naval Academy was ranked No. 14 overall for “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” nationwide, No. 1 in the nation in public schools, and No. 1 in the nation among high school guidance counselors. The Naval Academy was also ranked No. 5 for overall “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs,” and in engineering specialties the academy ranked No. 6 in mechanical engineering and No. 7 in electrical/electronic/communications.

The announcement follows the Naval Academy’s earlier selections this year as the No. 9 most desirable school by Newsweek and the No. 3 best value and No. 17 overall ranking by Forbes Magazine.

“It’s an honor for the Naval Academy to be included once again among the best colleges and universities in America,” said Vice Adm. Michael M. Miller, Naval Academy superintendent. “We take great pride in developing the next generation of leaders to serve the nation, and I’m pleased that our academic programs have been recognized for leading their fields of study. We’re dedicated to our students here at the Naval Academy, and that dedication shows in the rankings.”

“When you combine a superb academic program with world-class professional development and athletic programs, it’s easy to see why the Naval Academy stands out,” said Bruce Latta, dean of admissions. “Any student who’s thinking about applying to schools like Harvard, MIT, Stanford or any Ivy League school should challenge themselves to see what the Naval Academy is all about.”

Source: navy, September 14, 2011;