Top 5! Belmont Achieves Its Goal in Annual U.S. News College Ranking
University praised by its peers for commitments to innovation, undergraduate teaching, internshipsBelmont University catapulted into the Top 5 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges in the South region. After three years at No. 7, Belmont’s ranking at No. 5 for the publication’s 2015 edition marks another check on the University’s Vision 2015 goal-setting list, an accomplishment achieved a full year ahead of schedule. Belmont also achieved its enrollment target a year ahead of schedule. The goal for Vision 2015 was set for 7,000; the University hit 7,301 with the start of classes this fall. Belmont was also lauded for the seventh year in a row as a top “Up-and-Comer,” indicating the University has made “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.” Belmont was also ranked second in the South for its “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching” and was lauded by its peers for the internships the University emphasizes as part of its overall educational experience, an academic enrichment closely paired with student success.