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Cazenovia College – Recognized Once Again as One of America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges ranks Cazenovia among the top baccalaureate colleges in the North
Cazenovia, N.Y.  (Sept. 11, 2013)  For ten years running, Cazenovia College has ranked among the top baccalaureate colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges publication.  According to the 2014 edition of Best Colleges – released September 10, 2013 – Cazenovia College is 23rd among the top tier regional colleges in the North, an area consisting of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and the New England states.  

U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of colleges and universities in the United States is based on a number of factors, including average graduation and freshman retention rates, class sizes, student/faculty ratio, alumni giving, and peer institution assessment.  The Best Colleges 2014 guidebook is available online and will be on newsstands beginning September 24.

In addition to being highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Cazenovia College is once again listed in the publication’s Top Ten Best Value regional colleges in the North, specifically recognized for offering its students the best value.  According to U.S. News & World Report, “the calculation used takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2012-13 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.”

“At Cazenovia College, students find the best of everything an undergraduate college has to offer,” says Mark Tierno, president of Cazenovia College. “This continued recognition – academically in our U.S. News ranking and financially as a ‘Best Value’ college –sends the message to students and their families that they can rest assured they have made a sound decision when choosing to enroll at Cazenovia College.”

Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college located near Syracuse, N.Y., offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction.  For more information, visit

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