For the tenth consecutive year, Duquesne University was ranked among the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings. It rose by four spots to No.120 in the Best National Universities category, according to the newly-released 2018 edition of the list. The university also landed 12th among national Catholic institutions—up by two spots from last year. In addition to its new ranking among the Best National Universities category, U.S. News & World Report placed Duquesne University at No. 42 in the Best Value Schools category.
The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list helps prospective students and their families compare academic institutions to find the right school. It considers numerous factors for its school rankings, namely, academic offerings, first-year student retention, graduation rates, the strength of faculty, and financial aid availability. U.S. News & World Report ranks its Best Values Schools based on indicators such as the ratio of quality to price; the percentage of undergraduates receiving need-based scholarships or grants during the previous year; and the average discount, which is the percentage of a school’s total costs for the previous year covered divided by the average need-based scholarship or grant to undergraduates.
Other Duquesne University highlights from U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges rankings include:
- Ranked No. 75 in the Best Colleges for Veterans category (up seven spots from last year). This list recognises schools that participate in federal initiatives, such as helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.
- Named No. 106 in the High School Counsellor Rankings. To create this list, guidance counsellors across the nation rate universities on a scale of 1 to 5.
- Ranked No. 151 in the Best Undergraduate Business Programs category.