Lynn University named in top 25 “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News and World Report

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BOCA RATON, Fla., September 9, 2015 – Lynn University today announced it has achieved recognition from U.S. News and World Report in its inaugural ranking of the country’s most innovative schools. Lynn, which appears in the top 25, is one of the only small, independent schools to be featured on the list among well-known colleges such as New York University, University of California–Berkeley and Wake Forest University. The university also is ranked in “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” and “Best National Universities” lists and is among the top five in the nation for having the “Most International Students.”  

“It is an honor to be recognized among some of the nation’s top universities,” said Lynn President Kevin M. Ross. “We are creating a whole new style of teaching and learning. From our accelerated degree program, which allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree in three years instead of four, to our iPad®-powered iLynn degree programs, we are empowering faculty and helping students gain valuable job skills before they enter the workforce.”

Lynn’s iLynn degree programs, which launched this fall, offer online learning via accelerated terms and at more affordable prices. All of Lynn’s iPad-powered curriculum is supported by the university’s digital press, which helps ensure the quality of its faculty-produced e-books, and its campus-wide adoption of a novel gradebook and attendance application.

Lynn continues to be ranked 82 out of nearly 150 colleges in “Best Online Programs.” In 2013 and 2014, these rankings included Lynn in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, Best Online Graduate Business Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

The university also holds its standing as a National University, continues to be ranked in “High School Counselor Rankings,” and is recognized for enrolling the fifth highest percentage (23 percent) of international students for its second year in a row. Lynn’s visibility as one of the most culturally diverse institutions reflects the dedication and commitment the school has to being one of the more innovative, international and small U.S. universities.

U.S. News and World Report determines the rankings based on the 2010 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifications. For more information about Best Colleges, visit

About Lynn University

Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in Boca Raton, Florida. With more than 2,500 students from 90 countries and nearly all 50 states, the school is consistently ranked among the top five most international schools by U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges. Lynn’s NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 23 national titles, its Conservatory of Music features a world-renowned faculty of performers, and its nationally recognized Institute for Achievement and Learning empowers students with learning differences to become independent learners. The school's Dialogues curriculum, award-winning iPad program and international student base help Lynn graduates gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to fulfill their potential in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit:

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