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    Scranton Among America’s Best Catholic Colleges

    Rankings by Niche.com placed The University of Scranton among the top 15 percent of the “Best Colleges in America” and the “Best Catholic Colleges in America.”
    September 4, 2019

    Scranton ranked No. 18 among the “Best Catholic Colleges in America” in a 2020 Niche.com list published recently online. Niche.com also placed Scranton No. 223 among the “Best Colleges in America” in its ranking of 1,626 four-year colleges.

    Niche.com ranked Scranton in the top 10 percent of schools in the country in a number of other national rankings, including: “Best Colleges with No Application Fee in America” (No. 35); “Best College Food in America” (No. 69); “Best College Dorms in America” (No. 74); “Best College Campuses in America” (No. 142); and “Best Value Colleges in America” (No. 144).

    In state lists, also published on the website, Scranton ranked No. 1 in “Best Colleges with No Application Fee in Pennsylvania;” No. 2 in “Best Catholic Colleges in Pennsylvania;” No. 4 in both “Best College Campuses in Pennsylvania” and “Best College Food in Pennsylvania;” and No. 5 in “Best College Dorms in Pennsylvania;” among other rankings.

    Niche.com 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.

    Earlier this year, College Consensus ranked Scranton No. 10 among the “Best Catholic Colleges and Universities” in the nation. The Princeton Review also ranked Scranton among “The Best 385 Colleges” in the country and among the nation’s “Best Science Lab Facilities” (No. 7), “Best Campus Food” (No. 10) and “Best-Run Colleges (No. 20) in the 2020 edition of its annual guidebook published in August.

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