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Web site names Elon one of "the decade's hottest schools"

The Daily Beast, one of the leading new Web-based media outlets, has named Elon one of the decade's hottest colleges. The list of 15 colleges and universities ranks schools that make up a "whole new class of first-choice schools" that have "transformed the collegiate landscape" during the past 10 years.

The Daily Beast education reporter Kathleen Kingsbury, who also writes for Time magazine, created the hottest schools list. Elon ranks #4 among the 15 schools, earning accolades for its focus on excellent teaching and outstanding undergraduate research opportunities.

Here is the full list of "the decade's hottest schools," as ranked by The Daily Beast:

  1. University of Southern California
  2. Vanderbilt University
  3. Indiana University at Bloomington
  4. Elon University
  5. Tufts University
  6. Ohio Wesleyan University
  7. Colorado College
  8. Washington University
  9. Bard College
  10. California State University
  11. Rhode Island School of Design
  12. University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  13. Washington and Lee
  14. George Washington University
  15. University of Georgia

The Daily Beast was launched in 2008 by Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Edward Felsenthan, a former Wall Street Journal editor, is executive editor. In addition to Brown, contributing writers include Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, Christopher Buckley and Scott Turow. The site receives approximately 3.9 million unique visitors and 35 million page views per month.

Dan Anderson,
12/14/2009 2:36 PM