Website Ranks University of Wyoming No. 1 for Academic Quality, Affordability, Accessibility

LARAMIE, Wy. — The University of Wyoming is the No. 1 university in the nation for out-of-state students in a new ranking list that takes into account academic quality, affordability and accessibility.

In addition, UW ranks No. 12 in the country for in-state students based upon those same factors, according to the “Best Colleges and Universities 2014 A-List” released recently by CollegeAtlas.org.

The Utah-based website, which bills itself as “the encyclopedia of higher education,” says its rankings were based upon academic quality (40 percent), affordability (28 percent), acceptance rates (27 percent) and other factors such as enrollment size (5 percent). Academic quality is determined through a combination of US News & World Report and Forbes undergraduate rankings.

“Scoring well in college rankings generally is not a priority for UW, as there’s such a wide variety of them, and many reward exclusivity, which is contrary to our mission as Wyoming’s only public university,” UW President Dick McGinity says. “While we continue to encourage prospective students and parents to view college rankings with skepticism, we’re happy to see a set of rankings that recognizes UW’s great academic and economic value, as well as accessibility.”

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