Fairfield was recently ranked as the number two school in the North by U.S. News & World Report in their regional college rankings.

The U.S. News and World Report college rankings have been reported annually for 30 years. According to their website, “U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and advice have served as a valuable reference when making life’s toughest decisions … U.S. News has been providing education rankings and helping parents and students find the perfect school.”

Fairfield came in second after Providence College with Bentley University following behind. Last year Fairfield was ranked as the sixth place school in the North for the 2015-2016 school year by U.S. News and World Report. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynn Babington commented on the ranking.

“We are very pleased to be in the number two spot in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings this year,” stated Babington. “This ranking recognizes the excellence of our academic programs as well as our outstanding faculty.”

Babington continued, “As we continue to develop new programs, strengthen our existing curricula and bring excellent faculty to Fairfield, we expect to continue to rise in the college rankings.”

Babington also discussed the way Fairfield prepares its students for the future.

“The faculty at Fairfield University are constantly innovating for today’s students and helping to create strong leaders of tomorrow,” Babington added. “And they, along with our students, continue to prove they are of the highest caliber.”

This news is important to Fairfield as it indicates that the University is getting national attention from reputable news sources.

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