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UA slips in national ranking

U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings Thursday, with the UA getting knocked down a few rungs from last year.

The university’s 2010 overall ranking was 102, down from 96 in 2009. The university was at a four-way tie with the University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma and Florida State.

President Robert Shelton said he was unconcerned by the numbers, as the ranking method employed by U.S. News and World Report does not accurately reflect the mission of the UA.

“”Our mission is to go fairly deep into the applicant pool, and ensure that those students who are hard-working and of good quality, can still get a quality education,”” he said.

In 2008 U.S. News & World Report listed UA in the top tier of its “”Best National Universities”” and 45 among public universities according to admissions.

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