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For seventh consecutive year, UNI ranked second on 'U.S. News & World Report' list

August 21, 2003

Robert Koob, president, (319) 273-2556
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Northern Iowa is ranked second in the 'Midwestern Universities -- Master's' category for public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2004 'America's Best Colleges' guidebook.

The magazine's ranking criteria include peer assessment, academic reputation, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving rate.

UNI also ranked in the top tier of a combined list of public and private Midwest regional universities.

Both the weekly edition of U.S. News containing the college rankings and the newsstand book, America's Best Colleges, will hit newsstands on Monday, Aug. 25

Truman State University in Missouri was ranked first among public institutions in the 'Midwest Universities -- Master's' category, also for the seventh consecutive year.