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Named the top “School to Watch” by U.S.News & WorldReport

In a new feature of its annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide, U.S. News ranked Elon first among 70 schools that have made “striking improvements or innovations – schools everyone should be watching.” The magazine ranked Elon No. 2 among Southern master’s-level universities for the second consecutive year.

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Calling Elon a “rapidly rising star,” the Fiske Guide cited Elon for its “outstanding academics with relatively modest prices.” Edited by Edward B. Fiske, former education editor for The New York Times, the guide highlights the nation’s best institutions based on academic quality and other factors.

Ranked among Kiplinger’s and The Princeton Review’s best values in private higher education

KiplingerPrinceton Review’s best valuesFor the third consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Elon a top-50 value in private higher education and ranked Elon first in the total costs category. The Princeton Review and USA Today included Elon among its 50 best-value private colleges and universities in a January 2009 report. Elon also was included in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 366 Colleges” guide, and the Elon MBA program was mentioned in its “Best 296 Business Schools” list.

Students’ outstanding community service honored

In 2008, Elon students logged more than 90,000 hours to service and civic engagements. Their efforts were rewarded by The Corporation for National and Community Service, which named Elon to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. For the second consecutive year, Elon earned the honor, which recognizes schools for exemplary service efforts to America’s communities.

Sustainability efforts recognized by KIWI magazine, National Wildlife Federation

In its second annual Green College Report, KIWI magazine mentioned Elon as one of 75 schools implementing sustainable practices. The report cited the university’s goal to reduce energy consumption by 50 percent in the foreseeable future. Elon was the only North Carolina institution commended in the National Wildlife Federation’s 2008 Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education. The NWF recognized Elon for its sustainability practices and educational programs.

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