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Several schools in the Charlotte region have been included in the 2009 U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges list.
Davidson College ranked ninth among liberal arts colleges nationally. Such schools emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.
In addition, U.S. News asked the experts who respond to its peer assessment survey to identify schools that fit the profile of "up and coming." Davidson came in first, with the most nominations.
Queens University of Charlotte ranked No. 20 among private master’s universities in the South. That category includes institutions that provide undergraduate and master’s-level programs but offer few, if any, doctoral programs.
In the category of baccalaureate colleges in the South, Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory ranked No. 13, Catawba College in Salisbury was No. 17 and Belmont Abbey College in Belmont was No. 28. Montreat College, which has a Charlotte campus, ranked No. 44.
Schools in that category focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.
Winthrop University in Rock Hill ranked No. 27 among Southern universities offering a full range of undergraduate and master's degrees.
U.S. News & World Report evaluates the following criteria to determine each institution’s ranking: class size and student/faculty ratio, retention of freshman, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
Harvard University was the top-ranked college in the country. Duke University was the only N.C. school to crack the top 10 national university list. Duke tied at No. 8 with Columbia University and the University of Chicago.Lynnsy Logue The Real Estate Lady and Condo CanDo in Charlotte, NC