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U.S. News ranks LC tops in Undergraduate Teaching and Innovation for second consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 college rankings have named Landmark College to the top spot in two categories: Best Undergraduate Teaching and Most Innovative Colleges—North region, for the second straight year.

The college that exclusively teaches students with learning differences (including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges) stands alone as Most Innovative (North) after tying with Cooper Union and Paul Smith’s College in the 2020 rankings. It shares the number one ranking in Best Undergraduate Teaching (North) with Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Both rankings rely on surveys where colleges and universities are nominated by top officials (e.g. presidents, provosts, admissions deans) at peer institutions. According to U.S. News, strength in undergraduate teaching is “a very important part of the undergraduate academic experience that is not always measured in a college’s regular peer assessment survey results,” while innovation looks at curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities to determine which institutions “the public should be watching because of the cutting-edge changes the colleges are making on their campuses.”  

President Peter Eden, Ph.D., credits the entire Landmark College community for the consecutive top rankings. “To have received these recognitions for a second straight year provides further evidence that we consistently follow our North Star, which is our operational mission tied to realizing strengths in neurodiversity,” says Eden. “We will continue to intentionally evolve and improve in higher education, whether in conventional settings, online, or in experiential/applied learning environments. Through LC, many more young people with learning differences will find success in academics, and thus in society, as they utilize their unique qualities for good.”

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