Maryville University ranked No. 1 Over-Performing University in nation


ST. LOUIS – Maryville University of St. Louis has been named the No. 1 over-performing university in the nation as cited by U.S. News & World Report and re-reported by The Huffington Post.

Experts at U.S. News & World Report looked at data from the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2013, then took peer assessment and compared it to actual rankings. Maryville University’s performance is 87 places above its peer assessments.

Maryville University President Mark Lombardi said the report enhances the value of all Maryville University degrees. “This shows we are doing outstanding work for our students inside and outside the classroom and reminds us that in higher education great reputation lags behind great performance,” Lombardi said. “Studies such as this one communicate to parents, students, other universities and prospective employers of our graduates that Maryville University exemplifies a daily commitment to excellence.”

Maryville, founded in 1872, entered the National Universities category of U.S. News & World Report rankings in 2012. It is one of only three St. Louis institutions that are ranked. The others are Washington University and St. Louis University. Maryville is also highly ranked by Forbes and Kiplinger’s as a best value.

As a private, independent university, Maryville enrolls 4,203 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, 10 master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees. Maryville has created its outstanding reputation based on academic outcomes, small classes, individualized student attention and academic excellence.

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