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Rankings help Stevens click with business

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Stevens Institute of Technology administrators were thrilled to again be ranked in the Top 100 in last week's U.S. News & World Report rankings of national universities.

The No. 82 ranking helps grow the Stevens brand and attract top students and professors to the Hoboken campus. But more than that, the rankings helps the school rise in the area in which leadership is most concerned — its reputation with top businesses and corporations.

"From a business perspective, the rankings help when students look at our school, but from a perspective of businesses, they help are another item that collectively attracts companies to our campus," said Edward Stukane, vice president of communications and marketing.

"Businesses look at our rankings, the level of education that's being provided and the type of programs and the past performance of our graduates. That's why so many businesses hire so many of our people."

Stukane said more than three-quarters of last year's graduates had job offers by graduation, with nearly half of them having multiple offers. Those numbers, he said, mean more to Stevens.

Stevens was one of three New Jersey schools in the Top 100. Princeton earned the top spot overall, while Rutgers–New Brunswick came in at No. 69. Three other schools made the list: Seton Hall (128), Rutgers–Newark (142) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (150).

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