VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University has once again earned the top spot in the Regional University–North category in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings. This marks the 21st consecutive year that the University has placed #1 in that category. The publication’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue will hit newsstands Sept. 24.
Villanova is also ranked among U.S. News’ best value schools in the Regional University–North category for “Great Schools, Great Prices,” receiving the #2 spot in that category. This ranking is determined by a school’s academic quality in relation to the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. According to U.S. News, “the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.”
Villanova University’s College of Engineering has placed #13 nationwide in the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” category among schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's. This section of the ranking lists undergraduate programs accredited by ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, according to the strength of their academic reputation.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.