SFU ranks #30 in U.S. News list of "Best Regional Universities" in the North

University Communications & Marketing | 09/18/2023


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SFU moved up on U.S. News & World Report's
prestigious "Best Regional Universities" in the North list:
ranking #30 overall and #25 for Social Mobility.

Saint Francis University moved up three spots on U.S. News & World Report's prestigious "Best Regional Universities" in the North for 2024, ranking #30 out of nearly 200 schools. 

The University also increased its standing as a  "Top Performer on Social Mobility,"  climbing three spots and landing at #25. Social mobility, part of U.S. News' outcomes measures, assessed how well schools graduated economically disadvantaged students. 

When selecting the "Best Regional University" North Region contenders, U.S. News measures the success metrics of institutions focusing on undergraduate education and offering a robust portfolio of master's level programs. The ranking considers widely accepted indicators of excellence, such as first-year student retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. 

Programmatic Rankings: SFU garnered an additional ranking of #185 in Undergraduate Engineering Programs (up from 213 last year). For graduate studies, SFU's Physician Assistant program ranked #85, Occupational Therapy came in at #175, and Physical Therapy landed at #195.