once again ranks among top regional universities in the West, according to today’s
U.S. News and World ReportAmerica’s Best Colleges 2014.
SU ranks 6th
among 90 regional universities in the West that provide a full range of comprehensive
undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university has maintained a
spot in the top 10 consistently for more than a decade.
“We are honored to be
recognized as one of the nation’s top master’s universities,” said Provost Isiaah
Crawford. “It is a testament to the teaching and scholarship of our
accomplished faculty, and the personalized, transformative experience they
offer our students.”
U.S. News also ranks SU as a
national leader for service learning, defined as required (or for-credit)
volunteer work in the community. Nationally, only 25 colleges and universities
made the list, which highlights schools with outstanding examples of programs
that education experts, including staff members of the Association of American
Colleges and Universities, agree are key components for student success.
The prestigious rankings
coincide with widespread recognition of the university’s significant
achievements in academics, campus experience, athletics and commitment to
service and social justice as a Jesuit Catholic university.
U.S. News rankings are based on factors such as
freshmen retention, graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio and how favorably
a school is regarded by administrators at peer institutions. For additional
information about the rankings, visit http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/regional-universities-west.