ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. News & World Report has named the U.S. Naval Academy the country’s most popular liberal arts college. 

The ranking is based on its yield, or the number of accepted students who decide to enroll as freshmen. 

In the fall of 2009, 1,251 of the 1,464 students accepted to the Naval Academy decided to enroll, a yield of 85.5 percent. 

Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller said in a statement that the academy offers a great opportunity to the country’s most talented student. 

Second on the list is the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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