Arcadia University Earns High ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings for Study Abroad, Social Mobility, Undergraduate Teaching

By Dan DiPrinzio | September 15, 2022
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Arcadia University again ranks highly in the U.S. News & World Report

Arcadia University earned high rankings for Study Abroad, Social Mobility, and Undergraduate Teaching in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2023” edition, which was released today.

The University placed 9th nationally among all colleges and universities for Study Abroad. Among Regional Universities North, a category comprising 181 institutions, Arcadia placed 48th in Social Mobility, an impressive jump of 24 spots from 2022, and 22nd in Undergraduate Teaching, after being unranked in the category last year. 

Arcadia is ranked 48th overall in Regional Universities North, which puts the University among the top 27 percent of schools in the category. It is the 7th-ranked school in the category in Pennsylvania, a state with a large number of colleges and universities.

“These rankings recognize what we at Arcadia have long known,” said University President Ajay Nair, PhD “We are an outstanding choice for students seeking an exceptional educational experience that gives them unparalleled global opportunities and positions them to succeed in their careers and their lives.”

In U.S. News’s graduate rankings, released earlier in the year, the publication named Arcadia’s programs in Public Health and Education among the best in the country. The Public Health grad program was ranked among the top such programs nationally and sixth in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, while graduate Education placed in the top programs nationally for the third consecutive year.

Additionally, in its most recent rankings, U.S. News placed the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the top 10 percent in the country, and the Physician Assistant (PA) program 46th nationally. 

In late August, Arcadia was ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern” schools for the eighth straight year.