Scranton Ranked Among Best in Nation for Quality

    College Factual placed The University of Scranton among America’s “Best Colleges” in 2020 rankings published online.
    October 22, 2019

    The University of Scranton ranked among the nation’s “Best Colleges” in an online 2020 listing by College Factual of “colleges and universities that meet high standards and provide quality outcomes to students.” Scranton ranked No. 177 in the national ranking of 1,727 schools. In a listing of 123 “Best Colleges” in Pennsylvania, Scranton ranked No. 19.

    College Factual also ranked Scranton at No. 22 the nation in its ranking of “Best Religiously Affiliated,” which listed just 182 schools in the country.

    In other postings on the College Factual website, several Scranton programs ranked in the top 15 percent in the nation, including accounting, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, business administration, criminal justice, international business, marketing, nursing and philosophy and religious studies.

    College Factual, in rankings published online, considers retention and graduation rates, student loan default rates, overall average post-graduation earnings based on PayScale and College Scorecard data, among other factors.

    In other national rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Scranton No. 6 among the “Best Regional Universities in the North,” No. 5 in its category for the nation’s “Most Innovative Schools,” and No. 12 in its category for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” U.S. News has also ranked Scranton as a “Best Value” school for seven consecutive years. The Princeton Review included Scranton in its list of “Best Colleges” and ranked Scranton No. 7 for the “Best Science Labs” in the nation and No. 19 for the “Best Campus Food” in the nation.

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