Arcadia University Among Best Universities, Top Up-and-Coming in North in U.S. News Rankings
GLENSIDE, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010─Arcadia University rises a notch among the Best Regional Universities in the North and is lauded in several other categories in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2011 rankings, released today.
- Regional Universities in the North—Arcadia University ranks 29th among the top Regional Universities in the North, a ranking that heavily weights peer assessment, graduate rate and freshman retention rate.
- Up-and-Coming Schools—Arcadia is one of only five regional universities in the North named to this list, which identifies universities that are making the “most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, and student life.”
- Programs to Look For—In the ranking of “academic programs that are believed to lead to student success,” according to U.S. News, Arcadia is a leader in the Study Abroad category.
- A+ Schools for B Students—This category ranks universities that “welcome and challenge serious B students with a desire to achieve,” the magazine reports. The regional university ranking and the freshman retention rate played a key role in this category, where Arcadia ranked 29th among regional universities in the North. SAT and ACT scores and class ranking also were factors.
“Our commitment is to educate the leaders of tomorrow,” says Arcadia University President Jerry Greiner. “And leaders need to have a global education to contribute and prosper in our world economy, which makes our promise of a global perspective combined with real-world learning experiences increasingly important.”
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2009 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University 1st in the nation among master’s universities in the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation by U.S. News. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world.