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    Scranton Ranked Among Best Catholic Colleges in US

    The University of Scranton ranked among the top 25 “Best Catholic Colleges and Universities” in the nation in three online rankings published recently.
    August 12, 2020

    Three information websites for prospective college students have ranked The University of Scranton in the top 25 best Catholic colleges in the nation in recently published rankings for 2020. The rankings include some of the most prestigious Catholic universities in America.

    Niche.com ranked Scranton No. 18 among the 2020 Best Catholic Colleges in America, which is a ranking based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. According to their website, “top-ranked Catholic colleges are leading academic institutions that offer students an education and college experience rooted in Catholic traditions and faith.” The ranking is based on their analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.

    College Factual ranked Scranton No. 22 in its 2020 list of “Best Colleges Affiliated as Roman Catholic Nationwide.” The national ranking is based their analysis of retention and graduation rates, student loan default rates, overall average post- graduation earnings based on PayScale and College Scorecard data, among other data. Scranton ranked No. 3 “Best Colleges Affiliated as Roman Catholic in Pennsylvania.”

    College Choice ranked Scranton No. 23 among just 75 “Best Catholic Colleges and Universities” in the nation. The ranking was based on their analysis of the college’s reputation, net cost, financial aid and average graduate salary, which used publicly available data from websites of the schools, the National Center for Educational Statistics, U.S. News and World Report, and Payscale.com.  

    In April of 2020, College Consensus ranked Scranton No. 37 among the “Best Catholic Colleges and Universities” in America. For the ranking, College Consensus calculated an “average rating score” for colleges based on national guidebook rankings, which include U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and others. College Consensus also calculated an “overall score” for colleges based on student reviews posted on multiple sites, including Niche.com. The schools were ranked based on a “consensus ranking” that combined both these scores.

    In addition to the above rankings, The University of Scranton is listed in numerous well-known national “best college” rankings and guidebooks, such as U.S. News, The Princeton Review and others.

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