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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Bentley #4 Among the Top Regional Universities-North

Contact: Helen Henrichs, 781-891-2277, hhenrichs@bentley.edu

September 11, 2013

In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges 2014, Bentley University is ranked #4 among “Best Regional Universities - North.”  Bentley is also ranked #47 among the Top 50 “Best Business Programs” in the country. These two ranking categories are based on results from peer assessment surveys.

In the business specialties category, also based on results from peer assessment surveys, Bentley’s Accounting program ranked #24 nationally and #2 in New England.

Among the top Regional Universities-North, Bentley was also ranked:

·         #2        Highest Freshman Retention Rate

The average proportion of freshmen who entered the school in the fall of 2008 through fall 2011 and returned the following fall

·         # 6       Best Value

The formula is based on the relationship of the school’s academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid

Each year, U.S. News surveys more than 1,300 colleges and universities and ranks them according to their own methodology.  The rankings are based on several key measures of quality including the results of peer assessment surveys completed by academic leaders and administrators (22.5%), graduation and retention rates (22.5%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (12.5%), financial resources (10%), graduation rate performance (7.5%) and alumni giving (5%).

Highlights of the rankings are available online at http://www.usnews.com/rankings. The complete rankings are published in the 2014 America’s Best Colleges guidebook.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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