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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Veterinary College Rankings by US News and World Report

The much anticipated 2011 veterinary college rankings have been published. How are the colleges ranked and what does it mean?

The most-quoted veterinary rankings are conducted every three or four years by US News and World Report. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/veterinarian-rankings

Rankings are based upon peer recognition and assessment. Deans, senior administrators and/or faculty at each institution are invited to rank all fully accredited colleges from one to five (highest).

Cornell, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0, maintained its number one ranking for the fourth time since 2000. The other top–ranked colleges include:

No. 2 - University of California-Davis, Davis, CA - 4.2
No. 3 - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO - 4.1
No. 3 - North Carolina State University, Rawleigh, NC - 4.1
No. 5 - Ohio State University, Columbus, OH - 3.8
No. 5 - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - 3.8
No. 5 - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI - 3.8
No. 8 - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - 3.7
No. 9 - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI - 3.4
No. 9 - University of Georgia, Athens, GA - 3.4
No. 9 - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN - 3.4

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