USJ Named Among Top CT Universities by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Saint Joseph has been recognized as a top national university in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) Best Colleges Rankings. This year, USJ earned:

No. 1 Connecticut University in “Top Performers on Social Mobility”– This measures a school’s success at supporting and graduating students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Rankings are not only established based on the comparison of graduation rates of students who received federal Pell Grants and those who did not, but also the evaluation of the broad pool of Pell-eligible students attending the University.

No. 1 Connecticut University in “A+ School for B Students”– USJ was eligible for this list based on its ranking in the “National Universities” category, its rate of retention for first-year students, and fall 2018 admissions data, including students’ high school class standings and standardized test scores.

No. 2 Connecticut University in “Best Value Schools”– This list assesses universities based on their academic quality, the percentage of their students receiving scholarships, and the average discount those scholarships afford students.

No. 3 Connecticut University in “Best National Universities”– One of the 10 Best Colleges Categories, this ranking helps determine USJ’s placement on the three previous lists, all of which represent the University’s dedication to its core values.

“At the University of Saint Joseph, we remain dedicated to academic excellence – a value set forth by our founders, the Sisters of Mercy,” said President Rhona Free. “We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the accomplishments of the entire University community, but – above all – we are proud of our students for their success in the classroom, workforce, and society.”

USNWR groups colleges based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Rankings are based on criteria including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and peer assessment.

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