Arcadia Again Ranked Best in Region By U.S. News and World Report

By Caitlin Burns | September 15, 2020
Arcadia University's campus: Commons on right, Castle to left

Arcadia University was once again ranked among the region’s top performing schools by U.S. News and World Report for its 2021 “Regional Universities—North” list, as released yesterday. 

The University ranked 45th of 176 schools this year, remaining in the top 25 percent of regional universities. Arcadia is one of 35 schools in Pennsylvania, and one of only five in the Philadelphia region, to make the list.

“This ranking confirms Arcadia as a top educational institution in the Philadelphia region with one of the best study abroad programs in the nation,” said Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Arcadia University. “Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff showcase this every day in their hard work and dedication to the University and its future.”

In addition to ranking in the North regional list, the University ranked 4th of 35 schools nationally for study abroad and 16th for Undergraduate Teaching for Regional Universities. Arcadia is also included on the list for “A+ Schools for B Students” in the North.

In the publication’s most recent graduate school rankings, Arcadia’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs remain nationally ranked in March 2020 and March 2019, respectively.

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report’s North regional university category comprises Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. Regional universities are those that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and graduate programs, but offer few, if any, doctoral programs.