The Lehigh community expressed disappointment when the university’s 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking fell by seven places. The school went from No. 40 to No. 47.
This year, as U.S. News has released its 2017 rankings, Lehigh has made a resurgence — moving up to No. 44 in the category of national universities.
Lehigh shares the No. 44 spot in a tie with five other schools: University of California – Davis, University of California – San Diego, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, University of Miami and University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Schools in the national universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors and graduate programs. They also are committed to producing research. Schools are ranked based on performance in a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence, according to the U.S. News website.