Online Reviews Rank Scranton Among the Best

    A ranking by placed The University of Scranton among the top 15 percent of the “Best Colleges in America.”
    October 17, 2018 ranked Scranton No. 206 among the “Best Colleges in America” in its list of 1,647 four-year colleges in a 2018 listing published recently online. also ranked Scranton in the top 10 percent of schools in the country in a number of other national rankings, including: “Best Catholic Colleges in America” (No. 14); “Best Colleges with No Application Fee in America” (No. 34); “Best College Dorms in America” (No. 52); “Best College Food in America” (No. 58); “Best College Campuses in America” (No. 94); and “Best Value Colleges in America” (No. 130).

    In state lists, also published on the website, Scranton ranked No. 1 in “Best Colleges with No Application Fee in Pennsylvania;” No. 2 in both “Best Catholic Colleges in Pennsylvania” and “Best College Campuses in Pennsylvania;” No. 4 in “Best College Food in Pennsylvania;” and No. 5 in “Best College Dorms in Pennsylvania.” based its rankings on its analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data reported by the U.S. Department of Education and reviews of academic and campus life by students and alumni made on its website. The company analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards and profiles for K-12 schools, colleges and neighborhoods in the U.S. The website includes more than 200,000 profiles of schools, companies and neighborhoods.

    Also in September, U.S. News & World Report ranked Scranton No. 6 among “Best Regional Universities in North” in the 2019 edition of its “Best Colleges” guidebook, as well as No. 3 for “A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” and No. 11 among “Most Innovative Schools.” U.S. News also ranked the University as a “Best Value” school. Scranton was also ranked in a 2018 listing by Washington Monthly that seeks to rate colleges based on their contribution to the public good, and in a The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of the “Top U.S. Colleges.”

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