Penn State drops in U.S. News and World Report 2015 rankings

Penn State appears on the U.S. News and World Report 2015 rankings of colleges and universities, but the number isn’t what it was last year.

The newly released listing drops the University Park campus to the 48th slot, still among the top 50 schools in the country but down 11 spots from the 2014 edition.

Penn State tied for the spot with the University of Florida, University of Miami, University of Washington and Yeshiva University.

The campus netted 60 of 100 points in the rankings. Among the benefits of the university listed in the reviews are the bustling campus life, “thriving” Greek system, well regarded graduate programs in education and engineering, and the Newspaper Readership Program that keeps students informed via free daily copies of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Centre Daily Times.