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|THIEL LISTED IN US NEWS & WORLD
REPORT'S AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES GUIDE
For immediate release August 24, 2005
GREENVILLE, PA -- Thiel College has been listed as a best comprehensive
college in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2006 guide, released Friday, Aug. 19.
Thiel College was named to the top tier of the northern comprehensive colleges category. Comprehensive colleges
are described as institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in the
liberal arts, which account for fewer than half of their bachelor's degrees, and in professional fields such as
business, nursing, and education. There are 324 comprehensive colleges, ranked within four regions: North, South,
Midwest, and West.
As a top northern comprehensive college, Thiel shares company with other Pennsylvania schools such as Mercyhurst,
Grove City, Elizabethtown, Messiah, Cedar Crest, Wilson, Alvernia, Mount Aloysius and Delaware Valley colleges.
Tying at 32th with University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Thiel earned an overall score of 40.
U.S. News & World Report arrived at the rankings by evaluating peer assessments, average freshman retention
rates, average graduation rates, percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students, percentage of classes with
50 or more students, student/faculty ratio, percentage of full-time faculty, SAT/ACT scores, freshmen high school
percentage rankings, acceptance rates, and average alumni giving rates.
All U.S. News & World Reports results are available for viewing at www.usnews.com