U.S. News & World Report releases its university rankings once a year. This year, Lehigh's ranking improved to No. 44. (Courtesy of U.S. News & World Report)

Lehigh jumps three spots on US News ranking list

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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.

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