MIT Ranks Sixth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2009 NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings

CHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its seventh annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed sixth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA’s 2009 Collegiate Power Rankings rate colleges and universities comprehensively based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess of the university.

The Collegiate Power Rankings from the NCSA are calculated for each college and university at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels by averaging the U.S. News & World Report ranking, the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup ranking and the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate of each college/university. The collegiate power rankings are based off of the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup rating which evaluates the strength of NCAA athletic departments, while the U.S. News & World Report rating recognizes institutions of academic excellence. The student-athlete graduation rates are based on those provided by the NCAA.

1. Williams College
2. Amherst College
3. Middlebury College
4. Stanford University
5. Washington University in St. Louis
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7. University of California – San Diego
8. Princeton University
9. Tufts University
10. Johns Hopkins University
11. Duke University
12. Carleton College, Harvard University, University of Notre Dame

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