The U.S. News & World Report survey’s “Master's Universities” (schools that provide a full range of undergraduate and master's-level programs) category includes institutions within four geographic regions (North, South, Midwest and West). Following are some of the best ranking Master's Universities in the US:

Rollins College:
- Rated No. 1 among regional universities in the South in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report 2010.
- Placed among the Top 40 of master's- level college and universities in the number of students studying abroad, according to the Institute of International Education's Open Doors Report 2007.
- Listed among the nation’s top schools in The Princeton Review's 2009 The Best 296 Colleges guide.

Elon University:
- Ranked #2 among 117 Southern master’s-level universities, ahead of Stetson University (3rd), James Madison University (4th) and The Citadel (5th), according to the 2010 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings released by US News & World Report.
- Named among the top “up-and-coming” university in the nation on a list of 77 schools (USNWR 2010).
- Named the hottest college in the nation for student engagement by Newsweek-Kaplan.

Villanova University:
- Rated #1 in the North Region/Masters category (USNWR 2010).
- The Villanova College of Engineering is rated #10 in the country in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs category among schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's (USNWR 2010).
- #29 in the Financial Times' ranking of top executive MBA programs.

Providence College:
-  Since 1997, the College has been placed among the top three regional universities in the north by US News.
- Placed among North Region's top 10 institutions recognized in "great schools, great prices" category (US News 2010).
- The College's School of Continuing Education is the region's oldest adult education institution.

Creighton University:
- No. 1 in the Midwest region as a “best value” university for giving the best return on tuition investment (US News 2010). The schools ranked in the top 10 Master’s Midwest category are: Creighton, Butler, Drake, Xavier, Valparaiso, Bradley, John Carroll, Truman State, Hamline and University of Evansville.
- Ranked as the 5th most "wired" college in the country (PC Magazine and The Princeton Review).
- The School of Dentistry is ranked 4th in the country by the Gourman Report.

Butler University:
- 3rd in the Midwest for having a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching (USNWR 2010).
- 56th in the Ranking of Best Graduate Pharmacy Schools.
- The College of Business is accredited by the AACSB, (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Trinity University:
- Ranked No. 1 in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for the 18th consecutive year.
- Recognized as a Best Buy in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010.
- Placed in the Top 10 "Most Unwired Campuses" list by Intel Corp.

Santa Clara University:
- The Undergraduate Business Program is rated #32 in country by BusinessWeek.
- Ranked 2nd overall among 115 master’s universities in the West for the 20th consecutive year (US News).
- The undergraduate accounting program is one of only five AACSB-accredited accounting programs in California.

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US National Universities Ranking

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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