UR was ranked eigth in Kiplinger’s 30 Best College Values in the Mid-Atlantic for Private Colleges for 2014.

Kiplinger uses two basic criteria to assign a rank to a college or university: academic quality and affordability. “Quality accounts for 56.25% and cost factors account for 43.75%,” reads Kiplinger’s website.

For quality, the subcategories include competitiveness — which includes admission rates and

yields and test scores — graduation rates, for four-year and five-year students, and academic support, which takes into account freshman retention rates and student-faculty ratio. For affordibility, Kiplinger looks at overall cost and financial aid and student debt, as well as how well colleges help students with financial support.

UR also ranked 30 overall in Best College Values for Private Universities in 2014. This is up from 36 in 2013 and 42 in 2012.

UR has maintained top positions in other college ranking lists as well e.g. ranking 32 overall in U.S. News National College Rankings list in 2014.

The class of 2017 had an average unweighted GPA of 3.67, average SAT score of 1993, and average ACT score of 31. On the River Campus, the incoming freshmen class includes more than 1,300 students, according to the UR website. Only 36% of 14,987 applicants were accepted for this class year.

Kanakam is a member of the class of 2017.

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