U.S. News and Fiske Guide give Fairfield high marks

In the latest survey by U.S. News & World Report, Fairfield University was ranked number three among regional colleges and universities in the North, improving its position from number four a year ago. Fairfield tied with four other institutions, including the College of New Jersey, Loyola College of Maryland, SUNY College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Scranton. Topping the list were Villanova University and Providence College.

The magazine rates the top 15 institutions in each of four geographic regions of the country from among 504 institutions defined as regional universities. Dr. Robert E. Wall, academic vice president, said, "It's always nice to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report, especially since it is so widely read and discussed." He noted that the report on Fairfield which appears in the recently released "Fiske Guide to Colleges 1999" was also very favorable. "I think both reports reflect the dedication of our faculty and the increasing achievement levels of our students," Dr. Wall noted.

The Fiske Guide noted that "Fairfield University's mission to 'develop the creative intellectual potential of students and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility,' is being realized now more than ever. Evidence is in Fairfield students, who praise their intimate academic community for its inspiring teachers and caring atmosphere."

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 1, 1998

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