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Andrews recognized by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report

Andrews University has again been named one of the "Best National Universities" for 2011, as reported in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2011" issue. Andrews was also recently ranked on's 2010's "America's Best Colleges."

Of the more than 1,400 institutions of higher education in the United States, only 262 are recognized as national universities, which are schools providing masters and doctoral programs in addition to an array of undergraduate degrees. Only 98 private institutions are classified as national universities according to U.S. News & World Report, and Andrews is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution included in this classification. Andrews University is tied for being the fifth most racially diverse national university and tied for sixth among national universities in its percentage of international students.'s 2010 list of "America's Best Colleges" has ranked Andrews University as No. 446 out of 610 of "the best public and private colleges and universities—from the student's point of view." Andrews is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution to make the list. This also puts Andrews among the top seven percent nationally of all accredited higher education institutions.

This is the third annual ranking compilation of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

Stephen Payne, vice president for Enrollment Management and Integrated Marketing & Communication, is quite pleased Andrews was recognized on both lists. "At Andrews, we're terribly proud of the quality of our faculty and students, and what happens when they come together on campus to pursue our ambitious goals to Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith and Change the World. In turn, we're pleased and honored to be recognized for the commitment, passion and success of our campus community."

Keri Suarez, media relations specialist, Office of Integrated Marketing & Communication

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