According to new, widely studied rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Princeton University is once again the best college in the country
The 2022 Top Universities rankings were revealed today by U.S. News & World Report, and dozens of Pennsylvania colleges were ranked among the best in the country. For 37 years, the news organisation has been rating schools and universities around the country. Its Best Colleges report has become the “global authority” in education rankings, based on up to 17 metrics of academic quality. More than 1,400 schools and institutions were rated by U.S. News. There were 110 Pennsylvania universities on the list of the best in the country, including one that was named the third greatest liberal arts college in the country.
There were 18 Pennsylvania universities on the list of national universities. According to U.S. News & World Report, the following six colleges rated in the top 100:
The University of Pennsylvania is ranked #8 in the country.
Carnegie Mellon University is ranked #25 in the country.
Lehigh University is ranked #49 in the country (tie).
Villanova University is ranked #49 in the country (tie).
The Pittsburgh Campus of the University of Pittsburgh is ranked #59 in the country.
University Park, Pennsylvania State University, was ranked #63.
With 25 institutions on the list of National Liberal Arts Colleges, Pennsylvania was well-represented. According to U.S. News & World Report, the following 13 colleges placed in the top 100:
Swarthmore College — ranked #3.
Haverford College — ranked #16.
Bryn Mawr College — ranked #30.
Bucknell University — ranked #38 (tie).
Lafayette College — ranked #38 (tie).
Franklin & Marshall College — ranked #42.
Dickinson College — ranked #50.
Gettysburg College — ranked #54.
Muhlenberg College — ranked #67.
Juniata College — ranked #75.
Allegheny College — ranked #85 (tie).
Ursinus College — ranked #85 (tie).
A entire list of the rankings, includes a brand-new rating of colleges offering Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree programmes, as well as tuition, enrollment, and acceptance rates for each school on the list. The top rankings of the National Liberal Arts Colleges saw another strong showing by Massachusetts colleges. Williams College retained its No. 1 ranking for the second year in a row, followed (again) by Amherst College at No. 2.
U.S. News ranked almost 1,400 schools and institutions based on 17 academic quality criteria as well as the following weighted ranking factors: results (40 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), financial resources (10 percent), student excellence (7 percent), and alumni giving (7 percent) (3 percent ). “Whether it’s through remote learning, mask-wearing, or vaccine mandates, students and staff continue to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kim Castro, editor and top content officer of U.S. News, said in a statement.
Comparative measures of social mobility, which are designed to represent a school’s likelihood of helping students improve their circumstances by considering the graduation rates and post-graduation performances of students who qualify for federal Pell Grants, also showed that top-ranked liberal arts colleges outperformed top-ranked national universities.