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Thursday, August 20, 2009

U.S. News ranks area colleges


Area colleges ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in the northern United States in the latest edition of the annual U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges guide.

Marist was ranked 15th out of 172 colleges and universities in the northern United States that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's degree programs. SUNY New Paltz ranked 43rd.

Vassar college in Poughkeepsie ranked 11th in the Northeastern liberal arts college ranking, while Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson ranked 40th.

The U.S. News rankings were based on data collected on students who applied for college admission as first-year students in 2008.
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