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Villanova University Ranked #1 in Category for 20th Consecutive Year by U.S. News & World Report

Villanova ranked #1 in North by U.S. News & World Report

Villanova garners top spot in North Region by U.S. News

College of Engineering Ranked #10 Nationwide

University again recognized in “Great Schools at Great Prices”

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University has again earned the #1 placement in the Regional University–North category in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings – marking the University’s 20th consecutive year in the top spot of that category. The publication’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue will hit newsstands Sept. 18.

Villanova is also once again ranked among the best value schools in the Regional University–North category for “Great Schools, Great Prices,” earning 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 garnered the #10 ranking 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. This marks the seventh consecutive year the College of Engineering has placed in the top 10 nationally.

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.