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September 13, 2012

Purdue in top 100 of QS World University Rankings

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings, released Tuesday (Sept. 11).

Purdue's overall ranking is 95th, down from 85th in last year's survey. Purdue's overall score from 2011 dropped just 0.2, from 67.1 to 66.9.

QS considered more than 2,000 universities and evaluated more than 700 in compiling its rankings.

"Being ranked in the top 100 reaffirms that a Purdue degree represents a world-class educational experience," said Victor Lechtenberg, Purdue's acting vice president for academic affairs and provost. "International recognition such as this tells prospective students that Purdue will help prepare them to compete and collaborate in a global economy."

In the 2012 QS specialty rankings, Purdue's engineering and technology programs were ranked 33rd, compared to 31st in 2011. In other specialty rankings, Purdue's life sciences and medicine programs ranked 118th, compared to 100th in 2011; natural sciences ranked 121st, compared to 113th last year; and social sciences and management were 181st, compared to 139th in 2011.

The complete QS listings are available at http://www.topuniversities.com/

The rankings were based on reviews or data related to peer institutions, employers, students, research performance, and international faculty and students. More than 15,000 academics and employers from around the world responded to the surveys related to these rankings.

In August, the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Purdue 56th, up from 61st last year.

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

Source: Victor Lechtenberg, vll@purdue.edu

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