U.S. News and World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges" once again recognized Bowling Green
State University as one of the nation’s top public universities.
The university improved its overall ranking by eight spots from last year and is the highest ranked
public institution in northern Ohio.
For the first time, BGSU was recognized as one of the "Best Colleges for Veterans." The schools
on this list participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay
for and complete their degrees. BGSU is the second highest ranked Ohio public university on the list.
BGSU was in an eight-way tie at 173 in the ranking of national schools.
Other Ohio schools ranked better, with Case Western Reserve University tied for 38; Ohio State University
in a four-way tie for 54; Miami University in a nine-way tie for 76; the University of Dayton in a
three-way tie for 103; Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati in a six-way tie for 129.
Only Kent State had a lower ranking, in a seven-way tie for 194.
In the ranking for midwest schools, locally Ohio Northern University is two; Bluffton University is tied
for 28; Defiance College tied for 40; Heidelberg University is tied for 49; and the University of
Findlay is tied at 49.
UF also was ranked 19th in the midwest among regional universities in the Best Colleges for Veterans
The annual rankings, in which U.S. News groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, give an overview of each school, including tuition,
financial aid, and programs available.
The complete list of rankings will appear in the September issue of the U.S. News and World Report
magazine, and is available online at www.usnews.com/colleges.