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August 20, 2004
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations (218) 726-8830
A. Rashid Hasan, Head of Department of Chemical Engineering (218) 726-7127,
Vince Magnuson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration (218) 726-7103,

UMD Ranks High in U.S. News & World Report's
2005 College Rankings

UMD Department of Chemical Engineering--Ranked Fifth in the Nation

UMD--Ranked Ninth Among Top Midwestern Public Universities

The UMD Department of Chemical Engineering was ranked fifth in the nation for Best Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Programs by the just-released U.S. News & World Report rankings of "America's Best Colleges," 2005 edition.

The UMD Engineering Program was ranked 33rd in the nation (tie) for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

UMD was ranked ninth among Top Midwestern Public Universities with Master's Programs, and 42nd overall among all Midwest Universities with Master's Programs, public and private.

"I'm very happy," said Professor A. Rashid Hasan, Head of the UMD Department of Chemical Engineering. "And frankly, I believe we deserve it. Our professors are very dedicated. They love what they do and spend an enormous amount of time doing it."

The UMD Engineering Program includes the following departments:

Each year U.S News and World Report ranks over 1,400 colleges and universities from across the nation. The magazine uses categories such as peer assessment, retention, student-to-faculty ratio, and graduation rate to calculate the school's overall rating.

For more information on rankings, please visit U.S. News and World Report's website or see the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges," 2005 edition.

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