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Syracuse University drops 1 spot in US News and World Report ranking

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Syracuse University tied for the sixth-highest ranked university in New York.

Syracuse University dropped to the No. 61 spot on the 2018 U.S. News and World Report National University rankings, down one position from last year’s list.

The rankings company released the report Tuesday.

SU tied with Brigham Young University-Provo, Fordham University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Maryland-College Park and Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the No. 61 spot.

The university was ranked No. 60 in the 2017 edition of the report, released last year.

Fordham University tied with SU for the sixth-highest ranked university in New York.

Princeton University and Harvard University took the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. The University of Chicago and Yale University tied at No. 3.

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry nudged up two positions to the No. 97 spot this year. SUNY-ESF had dropped from the No. 76 spot in 2015 to the No. 99 spot last year.

U.S. News and World Report’s ranking methodology includes an analysis of factors such as graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, student selectivity and availability of financial resources.

Here’s how SU’s peer institutions ranked on this year’s report:

  • Northwestern University – No. 11
  • Cornell University – No. 14
  • University of Notre Dame – No. 18
  • Georgetown University – No. 20
  • Boston College – No. 32
  • University of Rochester – No. 34
  • Boston University – No. 37
  • Northeastern University – No. 40
  • Tulane University – No. 40
  • Lehigh University – No. 46
  • George Washington University – No. 56
  • Southern Methodist University – No. 61
  • American University – No. 69
  • Marquette University – No. 90
  • University of Dayton – No. 124
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