POSTED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 1:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — For the sixth time in a row, LSU has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges, LSU is ranked in the first tier for “Best National Universities.”
“Before I arrived, I saw LSU’s quality from afar and to be recognized as a top tier university for six straight years shows that others around the country recognize LSU’s quality as well,” said LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander.
“LSU has a rich history that is deep in tradition, but we like where we’re heading with the new tradition of consistently being touted as a great national university.”
Alexander credits LSU’s faculty, staff and students for their continued hard work in making LSU a great place to receive an education.
“Our faculty, staff and students have worked hard over the past several years despite being faced with some tough economic times,” Alexander said. “Maintaining our top tier status is a testament to the LSU community and their passion for LSU.
In the 2014 edition of Best Colleges, LSU’s ranking in the “Best National Universities” category is 68th among public universities and 135th overall. In the overall rankings, LSU is tied at 135th with five other schools, three public – Kansas State University, Ohio University and University of Cincinnati – and two private – Hofstra University (N.Y.) and New School (N.Y.).
“We are pleased to once again be recognized as a top tier university by U.S. News and World Report, and as Louisiana’s Flagship University, these rankings bring recognition to our entire state,” said LSU Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Stuart Bell. “Our students, faculty, staff and alumni are the ones telling the LSU story in their communities every day, and it’s important for people to know of all the opportunities offered at LSU.”