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DeSales Ranks 73rd on U.S. News & World Report List of Best Colleges

by Lisa Plummer Sep 13, 2021

DeSales University ranked 73rd among the best regional universities in the north on the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. DeSales’ other 2022 rankings include:

  • 39th in the north as a best value school
  • 49th in the north as a best college for veterans
  • Ranked for undergraduate nursing programs

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings were released on September 13th ranking the academic excellence of colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.  The rankings emphasize student outcomes – including graduation and retention rates – which are indicators of how well a school supports the academic and financial success of its students.  Best value rankings take into account a school's academic quality and net cost of attendance.

DeSales shares its 73rd position with Geneva College (PA), Lebanon Valley College (PA), SUNY Brockport (NY), and SUNY College – Oneonta (NY).

Within the rankings (Regional North):

  • DSU outperformed 32 higher ranked universities on average first-year student retention rate.
  • DSU outperformed 22 higher ranked universities on the actual 6-year graduation rate.
  • DSU outperformed 31 higher ranked universities on average alumni giving rate.