U.S. News & World Report moves Lynn into national rankings

Lynn fourth in the U.S. among “national” universities for international students

Published Sep. 13, 2011

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue moved Lynn University up from its “Regional Universities” list to its “National Universities” list, ranking Lynn among the top 268 schools in the country.

This move puts Lynn up against more larger schools. Despite the increased competition, U.S. News ranked Lynn among the top four schools in the United States for percentage of international students with 17 percent of its student body coming from other nations. Lynn follows the New School, Illinois Institute of Technology and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, respectively.

By default, this also means Lynn is number one for international students among schools who appear in the publication’s listing of “Regional Universities” in the South—this was the list Lynn appeared in for the 2011 rankings.

Students from more than 75 nations come to Lynn and the school’s percentage of internationals continues to increase. It has steadily risen from 15 percent in last year’s rankings and 14 percent in 2010’s rankings. The increase continues to push Lynn up the national rankings for international students from 11th last year and 15th the year before.

The school’s leaders recognize the value of an international perspective among their student body, faculty and staff.

“Our large number of international students from diverse backgrounds contributes greatly to the differing types of experiences that can be brought into class discussions," Gareth Fowles, vice president for enrollment management, said. “This enriches everyone’s educational experience at Lynn since all students are exposed to other cultures and the unique views held by those from around the world. It can go a long way to building citizens of a globalized society.”

U.S. News & World Report also recognized Lynn for its consistently small class size. The school was ranked 57th in the country for “Highest Proportion of Classes Under 20” students at 59 percent. The school’s student to teacher ratio is only 15:1.