In an article entitled “Best Catholic Colleges,” Time Magazine included Fordham as one of the seven members of the “Catholic Ivy League.” Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education, distinguished by the Jesuit tradition, to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools.
The University of Colorado has a system-wide “Thomas Jefferson Award”… one of the University’s highest honors. U.S. News & World Report’s college and university rankings places the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science as #4 among public universities.
The oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland, and the third-oldest in the English-speaking world, St Andrews is ranked as the fourth-best university in the UK by the “Guardian University Guide 2013” and the “Times Good University Guide 2014.”
Creighton University, founded in 1878 and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, is a vibrant and diverse learning community comprised of nine Schools and Colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, Business, Graduate School and Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions and University College. The University’s student-to-faculty ratio is 11-to-1. More than 96 percent of their undergraduate students are employed, volunteering or attending graduate or professional school within eight months of graduation.
U.S. News and World Report ranks Goshen as a Tier-3 Liberal Arts college. Fully-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, Goshen College is classified as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences college by the Carnegie Foundation.
In 2003, the Wall Street Journal conducted a study of the undergraduate institutions that most frequently achieve student placements at elite professional and graduate programs, such as Yale and Harvard; Rutgers was ranked 20th in the WSJ rankings for state universities.
Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education. With over 120 years of deep experience teaching creative students to develop authentic voices and meaningful skills, Columbia graduates are fully prepared to launch sustainable careers in the visual, performing, media and communication arts.
The Catholic University of America (CUA) is unique as the national university of the Roman Catholic Church. It has been called “one of the 25 most underrated colleges in America,” and “… one of the nation’s best colleges” by the Princeton Review and “one of the best values of any private school in the country” by Kiplinger’s. Catholic University has more than 40 research centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary collaborative arrangements currently in place and approximately 7,000 students from all 50 states and 85 countries. Ninety-seven percent of the full-time faculty has doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields.
The U. of Arizona has been labeled one of the “Public Ivies,” i.e., a publicly-funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Arizona is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities.
The University of North Carolina has been consistently ranked among the highest-ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight “Public Ivy” schools that provide an Ivy League experience at a public university price.
The Princeton Review ranks Haverford as #6 for “Best Undergraduate Experience.” It is ranked #20 in the “Toughest to Get Into” category and #14 in “Best Quality of Life.” Its acceptance rate is between 8 and 10%. Haverford students are admitted to medical schools, law schools, and other professional schools at rates that are significantly higher than the national average… comparable to those of other highly- selective liberal arts colleges and universities.
The SVA is an art school located in Manhattan, New York City, and is ranked 18th overall among the art graduate schools mentioned in the U.S. News & World Report. Its Photography program is ranked 6th in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2010” has ranked Gannon as a “Top-Tier Master’s University” for the northern section of the United States. And, for the first time, Gannon was also ranked as a “Top Up-and-Coming School.” This is only the second year for this category, which is determined by a peer assessment survey of high-ranking college officials, and recognizes institutions “that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities.” Only 9 institutions in the northern region were selected for this category.
John Carol has been ranked among the Top 10 universities in U.S. News & World Report’s “Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges” in the “Midwest Master’s Universities” category for 23 consecutive years. Ranked No. 1 on “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” within its category in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report annual guide.
Regis College has cross-registration privileges with Babson, Bentley, Brandeis University, and Boston College as well as a cooperative degree program with Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Regis is also affiliated with the Sisters of Saint Joseph College Consortium, Regent’s College in London, University College Cork in Ireland, and Kyoto Notre Dame University in Kyoto, Japan for study abroad, as well as American University’s prestigious Washington Semester program. Regis College has a job-placement rate of more than 90% (based on survey responses of recent graduates), with approximately 70% of graduates working in their chosen field.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is the only fully accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world. The major airlines hire more alumni from Embry-Riddle than from any other collegiate aviation program. For 2014, U.S. New & World Report awarded Embry-Riddle several high rankings, including #11 “Best Regional (Southern) University” (out of 122), as well as #1 “Best College for Veterans” in the same region.
Drexel’s Co-op Programs is regularly ranked as one of the best co-op programs in the United States. Participating students have a variety of opportunities to gain up to 18-months of paid full-time working experience before graduation. The university has a large network of more than 1,600 corporate, governmental, and non-profit partners in 28 states and 25 international locations. The employers consist of top-ranked multinational law firms, banks, corporations, and many Fortune 500 companies, such as Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.
One of the eight original “Public Ivy” universities, U. Va. has never been ranked lower than No. 2 since U.S. News and World Report began a separate listing of the top 50 public universities. Throughout the history of the U.S. News rankings, U.Va. has always been in the Top 25 of all national universities. Founded by Thomas Jefferson, it is the only university campus in the United States that has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Siena’s academic programs have received numerous recognitions and certifications including those of the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, the American Chemical Society, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2005) and the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (2006).
Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering a Bachelor’s degree in 14 disciplines. The College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design [AICAD] and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design [NASAD], the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges [SACSCOC]. The Computer Animation program at Ringling College of Art and Design is ranked “#1 in North America” by 3D World magazine.
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally-ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report again ranked us among the nation’s best 50 public universities, at No. 42 in the National Universities category. Its undergraduate business degree program jumped from the 78th to the 45th spot in the Business Week rankings over the last four years. For a fourth consecutive year, UMass Amherst is among the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges compiled by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, placing 62nd overall.
WPI consistently ranks as a Tier-1 (Top 25%) university according to U.S. News & World Report. Businessweek currently ranks WPI 15th nationwide for return-on-investment, besting three Ivy League schools, while Forbes ranked it No. 9 in a 2008 study.
“Pitt” has been placed among the top public universities in the United States in both domestic and international rankings, and has been listed as a “Best Value” in higher education by many publications. Pitt is also a leading producer of Fulbright scholars, placing in the top 20 of all universities in the number of student scholars. Pitt alumni have won awards such as the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Prize in medicine, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Shaw Prize in medicine, the Albany Prize in medicine, the Fritz Medal in engineering, the Templeton Prize, and the Grainger Challenge Prize for sustainability.
Loyola University Maryland is a Roman Catholic, Jesuit private university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Established as Loyola College in Maryland in 1852, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It is the ninth-oldest Jesuit college in the United States and the first college in the United States to bear the name of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola University Maryland second among Master’s universities in the North region in its 2009 “America’s Best Colleges” survey. It has ranked among the Top 10 institutions in this category for more than a decade. The Sellinger School is ranked 2nd in the nation for its undergraduate Business Law program by Businessweek.
QS World University Rankings in 2013 ranked Boston University 79th overall in the world, the 26th highest-ranked U.S. school on its list. It has also received a maximum “Five Stars” under the QS Stars evaluation system.
Cornell has the largest undergraduate population of all the Ivies, and the university has strengths in a broad range of disciplines and is one of the most selective of the Ivy League schools. Cornell has more than 245,000 living alumni, 34 Marshall Scholars, 29 Rhodes Scholars and 41 Nobel laureates as affiliated with the university. For the undergraduate class of 2017, Cornell admitted a total of 6,062 students out of 40,006 applicants, for an acceptance rate of 15.15%.
Bentley University is a leading business university in Massachusetts with programs including undergraduate business programs and MBA in Finance and Masters in Management. U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley #4 in the Top 10 Master’s Universities in the North 2013, and 4th in the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Programs, 2013. Bloomberg/Businessweek ranked it 20th of the Best Undergraduate Business Schools, 2013.
At present it is the largest private Engineering School in Puerto Rico and the only one in San Juan, Capital of Puerto Rico. All programs at PUPR are authorized by the state licensing agency (Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education) and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the USA Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS, 2005). Its engineering programs in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical as well as Land Surveying and Mapping are accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Architecture Program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB); and the School of Management by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).[ It is also the largest private Hispanic Engineering School in the United States and its Territories.
NYU is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Globally, NYU is ranked #27 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, #27 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and #44 in the QS World University Rankings. Nationally, NYU is ranked #20 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, #56 by Forbes,] and #32 by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranks NYU’s graduate schools #10 for business, #17 for education, #57 for engineering, #6 for law.
UConn is considered a Public Ivy and has achieved numerous commendations as a result of its focus on academics and the resources it provides for its students and faculty. For example: The University was most recently ranked 19th among Public Universities and 57th among National Universities in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named UConn the 25th best value in public higher education for 2013 (22nd on the basis of out-of-state tuition). Our Senior was also accepted to the University’s prestigious Honors Program.
RPI ranks among the Top 50 national universities in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report. The same source ranks RPI 24th for “Best Value” in undergraduate education. Four of the graduate engineering programs are ranked in the Top 20 (electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering), seven of 11 are ranked in the Top 25, and all are ranked in the Top 40 in the nation. In 2006 U.S. News put the graduate applied mathematics program at 20th. In 2006, Rensselaer was named a “New Ivy” by Newsweek.
Sarah Lawrence alumni who have entered the entertainment industry include film directors J. J. Abrams and Brian De Palma and producer Laura Bickford, news personality Barbara Walters, and TV writer and author Noah Hawley. Notable actors include, Sigourney Weaver, Larisa Oleynik, Cary Elwes, and Sam Robards.
Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. Aquinas was ranked among the “Best Regional Universities in the Midwest” by U.S. News and World Report (2012). Approximately 90% or Aquinas’ Pre-Med students are accepted by medical schools.
Stevenson University was founded in Maryland as Villa Julie College in 1947 and is Maryland’s third-largest independent university. Villa Julie was approved as a two-year college by the Maryland State Department of Education in 1954 and received its first Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation in 1962. Bachelor’s degree programs were added in 1984. Ninety-two percent of Stevenson graduates who responded to a survey (with a 94 percent response rate) reported that they were employed, attending graduate school, or both within six months of graduation.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle. Northeastern University is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The University of Dayton is a Top 10 national Catholic research university. It ranks second nationally among all colleges and universities for all sponsored materials research and development. The University ranks 30th nationally among colleges and universities in sponsored engineering research and development.
According to Stateuniversity.com, in 2012 UPR-Mayaguez ranked number 15 among Public State Universities in the United States of America. It is ranked number 1 in the Caribbean according to Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
Mount Holyoke College is a selective Liberal Arts college for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts. It was the first member of the “Seven Sisters” colleges, and served as a model for some of the others. U.S. News & World Report lists Mount Holyoke as the 38th best liberal arts college in the United States in its 2013 rankings. Mount Holyoke was also ranked #1 in the nation for Best Classroom Experience in the Princeton Review 2010–2011 rankings. In 2011–2012, Mount Holyoke was one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars, ranking fourth among bachelor’s institutions according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Loyola University in Louisiana ranks #8 (South) in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report “Best College” Ranking. Loyola professors have been recognized nationally and internationally by the Pulitzer Committee, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and by numerous other associations.
Marquette’s undergraduate program was ranked 77th in BusinessWeek’s 2013 rankings. U.S. News and World Report listed Marquette’s undergraduate majors in Supply-Chain Management as 16th, Finance as 17th, Accounting as 23rd and its Entrepreneurship program as 24th nationwide.
As a public comprehensive doctoral institution, its academic offerings range from the baccalaureate to the doctoral degree. It is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an Intensive Doctoral/Research University.
The Princeton Review ranks Fairfield amongst the Best 361 Colleges and its Dolan School of Business among the Best 237 Business Schools and one of the top 15 accounting programs in the country based on Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools.
SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources and has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications, including 3D World, American Institute of Architects, BusinessWeek.
Assumption College stands today as one of the top New England Catholic colleges, combining a foundation of liberal arts and sciences with more than 40 majors across the life sciences, business, education and communications fields.
The university has very high research activity and its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as professional degrees in medicine, law, social work and dentistry. Michigan was one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities.
In the 2014 U.S. News and World Report’s guide to America’s Best Colleges, Stetson ranks in the Top 5 Best Colleges in the South, and the Stetson University College of Law ranks No. 1 nationally in trial advocacy.
Manhattanville is a highly ranked liberal arts institution, offering the four-year Bachelor of Arts degree to undergraduate students. Sila Calderón, politician, businesswoman, and former Governor of Puerto Rico attended Manahttanville College.