Villanova University Again Earns Top Spot in U.S. News & World Report’s Regional–North Category

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University earned the top spot in the Regional University–North category by U.S. News & World Report for the 23rd consecutive year and placed among the top engineering programs in the country in the publication’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, released Wednesday. Villanova’s College of Engineering ranked #11 in the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” category, among schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or masters. U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue, available online now, hits newsstands Sept. 29.

U.S. News’ Engineering Ranking lists undergraduate programs accredited by ABET, according to the strength of their academic reputation. Emphasizing excellence in the classroom, the laboratory and the community, Villanova’s College of Engineering is committed to educating whole-brain engineers that learn how to tackle society’s most persistent challenges, anticipate obstacles that lie ahead, and develop innovative solutions that improve the world.

Villanova also placed #2 in the North for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” This ranking takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, along with the 2014-15 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. According to U.S. News, “the higher the quality of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the deal.”

The University was also highlighted among the nation’s top universities in the North for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” This category recognizes schools where “the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.  There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing the Villanova University School of Law, and The College of Professional Studies. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.