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University of Louisville named top producer of student Fulbright awards

by Smith,Ukiah A last modified Oct 29, 2010 03:03 PM

October 29, 2010

Dear Friends of UofL,

It brings me great pleasure to announce that The Chronicle of Higher Education reports the University of Louisville is among the top producers of students who win Fulbright awards to study, teach, and research abroad. UofL’s record number of 2010 Fulbright winners ranks the University 7th among all public institutions and tied for 19th with the University of Arizona, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The Chronicle’s list also reflects that the amount of scholars UofL produced ranks 11th highest amongst all schools.

Especially interesting is that UofL has the highest winning percentage of any school in the nation, with 45 percent of our 31 applicants achieving success. The university placing closest to UofL was Arizona State University with a 38 percent success rate. UofL also had higher rankings than Princeton University, coming in at 29 percent, Yale University with 28 percent, and Harvard University having only a 20 percent success rate.

This great accomplishment for our university reflects the value of commitment from our dedicated faculty, staff and students. Congratulations to our Fulbright winners for their success.

James Ramsey

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