The 2011 Exclusive U.S. News Rankings of Best Colleges Made Available for Free

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Free Access to the U.S. News College Rankings Available Now!

Aug 17, 2010, 10:00 ET from U.S. News Media Group

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group and the U.S. Army announce the offering of FREE access to the Premium Online Edition of the exclusive 2011 edition of Best Colleges, which includes rankings of more than 1,400 schools nationwide.

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The U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

Within the Premium Online Edition of the rankings, found on, you will gain access to:

  • Exclusive U.S. News Rankings
  • Expanded Profiles of 1,400+ Colleges and Universities
  • School Comparisons
  • Personalized Search Results Based on Your Goals and Interests
  • And more...

"As choosing the right school becomes more complicated and costly each year, U.S. News strives to provide students and families with the best information to help guide them through the college process," said Kerry Dyer, Publisher of U.S. News Media Group. "By partnering with the U.S. Army this year, the Premium Online Edition of the 2011 college rankings will be accessible to all students in need of college guidance."

The Premium Online Edition of the rankings, which becomes available to the public today, can be purchased at the online store for $19.95.  However, on August 17-18, 31 AND September 14-15, the Premium Online Edition is FREE courtesy of the U.S. Army.  Go to to register for your free 2-day access.

About the U.S. News Media Group. The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform publisher of news analysis, research and rankings which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, and the company's websites,, and Focusing on Health, Money, Education, and Politics & Policy, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group's signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its "Best" series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

About U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC). The U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC), a subordinate command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, meets the human resource needs of the Army by transforming volunteers into officers, warrant officers, and enlisted Soldiers.  In providing the force, the 18,400 men and women of Accessions Command prepare these future Soldiers and leaders for their initial military training. Commanded by Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, USAAC is located at Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Monroe, Va.

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