Based on the vaccination data submitted by students and employees, we have created – in collaboration with offices and departments across campus – comprehensive policies and procedures that will be in place throughout the Fall 2021 semester to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our community and on our experience as Chargers.
"This significant improvement in our U.S. News ranking is a testament to our talented students and our hard-working faculty, who continually create innovative learning opportunities that prepare our students for the careers of the future," said President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D. "These rankings take into account peer assessment, the academic achievement of our incoming students, and our graduation rate. Thanks to the dedication of everyone in our University community, all of these important metrics continue to rise."
In the 2020 rankings, the University's overall score and peer assessment, as calculated by U.S News, are up significantly, and the graduation rate and percent of first-year students in the top quarter of their high school class continue to rise.
The University was also ranked #28 in the North in the publication's "best undergraduate teaching" list and #38 in the North in the "best colleges for veterans" list. It is the 10th consecutive year the University has been recognized by U.S. News in its annual college rankings.
In 2020, the University will commemorate its Centennial year. A highlight of the year-long celebration will be the official dedication of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, a pioneering facility that, among other cutting-edge amenities, will feature a makerspace, state-of-the-art science classrooms, communications studios, advanced "smart" classrooms, an atrium/café, and space for multidisciplinary student and faculty collaboration.
"Our standing in these influential rankings helps advance the great sense of momentum that is continuing to build at the University as we prepare to launch our second century of success."
President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D.