Montclair State University is ranked tenth among "The Top Public Universities -- Master's" in the North in U.S. News & World Report's 2003 college rankings, released today.
"We are pleased that year in and year out, we continue to be ranked among the very best universities by U.S. News and World Report," said Dr. Susan A. Cole, MSU president. "It is satisfying to have national validation of our success, vitality and continued growth.
"At the same time, the U.S. News and World Report rankings are just one imperfect measure of the quality of a college or university. The rankings actually tell one very little about the vitality of the academic programs or the quality of the educational opportunities on any given campus. At Montclair State, we pride ourselves on providing a quality higher education at an affordable cost. From our perspective, the best measures of our success are the quality of our faculty, what our students tell us about the quality of the education they receive and the subsequent success of our graduates in their professions or in advanced study."