U.S. News Recognizes The University of Scranton as a “Best Value” College

September 20, 2016

U.S. News & World Report has listed The University of Scranton among the nation’s “best values” in a college education in a ranking that compares academic quality of programs to cost of attendance.

Scranton ranked No. 22 in the “Best Value Regional University in the North” category, marking the fourth consecutive year U.S. News has recognized Scranton as a “Best Value” school.

In other rankings published by U.S. News in its 2017 “Best Colleges” guidebook and online, Scranton ranked No. 6 among the “Best Regional Universities in the North.” U.S. News has ranked Scranton in the top 10 in its category for 23 consecutive years.

U.S. News also included Scranton in a national ranking of the top business schools (No. 184), with Scranton’s programs in entrepreneurship ranked No. 13, finance ranked No. 16 and accounting ranked No. 20 in the country. U.S. News also listed Scranton among just 27 colleges in the nation recognized for “Service Learning,” which is for-credit community volunteer projects for students embedded within a course. In addition, Scranton ranked No. 131 in the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” where a doctorate is not offered.

In a web exclusive listing, U.S. News ranked Scranton No. 2 in its category for “2017 Best Colleges for Veterans,” which is a ranking of “top-ranked schools” that offer benefits to help “make pursuing a college education more affordable” for veterans. All colleges in this ranking are certified for the GI Bill, and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and meet other criteria.

In addition to U.S. News, The Princeton Review listed Scranton in its 2017 edition of “The Best 381 Colleges,” ranking Scranton among the nation’s “Best Science Labs” (No. 4), “Best Campus Food” (No. 11), “Best College Dorms” (No. 17) and “Students Most Engaged in Community Service” (No. 20).

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