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U.S. News Ranks Ursinus Among Best Nationally and Top 10 for Teaching in Pa.

U.S. News & World Report has named Ursinus among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation and among the top 10 colleges in Pennsylvania for undergraduate teaching, as well as a “Best Value” school.

Ursinus is ranked 6th in Pennsylvania (tied with Bucknell University) for Best Undergraduate Teaching. Colleges in this category are nationally ranked liberal arts colleges that are recognized for “faculty with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”

Nationally, it shares the 55th ranking in the same category with eight other institutions: Augustana College (Illinois), Bucknell University, Claremont McKenna College (California), College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts), Cornell College (Iowa), Hampshire College (Massachusetts), Kalamazoo College (Michigan), and University of Puget Sound (Washington).

On the list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, Ursinus is ranked 85th—and tied for 11th in Pennsylvania.

Ursinus shares the No. 85 ranking with three other institutions: Allegheny College (Pennsylvania), University of Puget Sound (Washington), and Wheaton College (Massachusetts). It also ranks 77th on the list of Best Value schools, which takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2020-21 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal, according to the publication.

U.S. News and World Report annually provides numerical rankings and lists to help prospective students narrow their college search. The rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 17 measures of academic quality, including outcomes, graduation and retention rates, peer assessment and more.

The U.S. News and World Report ranking is just the latest national accolade Ursinus has earned this year. The Princeton Review once again included Ursinus among the best 387 colleges in the country while also naming it one of the “academically outstanding” institutions in the northeast. Washington Monthly ranked Ursinus among the top 20 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania, and the Fiske Guide to Colleges included Ursinus as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions of higher education.

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