August 18, 2006

USN&WR: Cornell Ranks 12th

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The University got a slight bump in the most widely referenced higher education metric: The U.S. News & World Report ranked Cornell 12th this year, up one spot from last year. Cornell is tied with Washington University for the spot. Princeton got top honors this year, edging out Harvard after the two schools had shared first place for three years running.

Check Monday’s Sun for a complete look at what the rankings mean — and don’t mean — for the University.