The University of Denver is one of the top 100 universities in the country. US News & World Report ranks DU 96th on its list of the best national universities. In addition, the overall score for DU improved from 53 to 51.

This year, US News & World Report adjusted the criteria used to determine the overall ranking. They are now based on six different categories: results, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, academic achievement, and alumni donations. In addition, peer assessment surveys are now conducted by US News rather than a third party organization.

Faculty’s resources consider five factors to assess a school’s commitment to teaching: class size, faculty salaries, faculty with the highest degree in their fields, student to faculty ratio, and percentage of full-time faculties. The University of Denver ranks 52nd in this area, an improvement of 10 places over the previous year. Only 5 percent of the classes at DU have 50 or more students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 11: 1.

“We are very pleased about the increase in our ranking for our excellent faculty. It is recognition of the close connection between our students and the faculty at DU, ”says Chancellor Rebecca Chopp.

In addition to the overall ranking, the University of Denver is among the top 100 in several other categories. DU ranks 58th among the best value schools. This ranking takes into account the academic quality of a school and the net cost of attending a student who receives the average on-demand grant or grant. 42 percent of the students at the DU receive scholarships that meet their needs.

DU ranks 59th in the Best Veteran’s College category. A university will qualify for this list if they enroll at least 20 veterans and active service members and if they are certified for GI billing and enroll in the Yellow Ribbon program. Universities participating in the Yellow Ribbon program provide additional funding that is available to veterans attending a non-governmental or private institution.

US News & World Report ranked Daniels College of Business 87th on the list of Best Business Programs for Students, up four places from last year. The ranking is based on program accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; The results are based solely on surveys among deans of the business school and senior faculty.

“Although we are satisfied with the recognition from US News & World Report, we know that the quality and impact of our Bachelor program goes far beyond this ranking,” says E. LaBrent Chrite, Dean of Daniels School. “Our students leave Daniels with the technical and adaptive skills necessary to create value in the 21st century marketplace while realizing their passions and goals.”