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DeSales Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities

by Lisa Plummer, Ed.D. Sep 18, 2023
2024 US News & World Report Best National Universities

We’re proud to announce that DeSales University is moving up the list of best national universities.

DeSales ranks #280 on the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list, an increase over its #285 ranking in 2023.

The University’s other 2024 rankings include:

• Ranked among top performers on social mobility for national universities.
• Ranked for undergraduate nursing programs.

The 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list evaluates 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.

Top social mobility performance rankings are based on a school’s success in enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students who were awarded Pell Grants. In Pennsylvania, DeSales is tied with Gannon University in top social mobility performance.

DeSales shares its 280th position with Bellarmine University (KY), Bowling Green State University (OH), Clarke University (IA), Hampton University (VA), Immaculata University (PA), Marian University (IN), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC), Oklahoma City University (OK), Old Dominion University (VA), Portland State University (OR), Southern Illinois University—Carbondale (IL), Texas State University (TX), University of St. Francis (IL), University of Texas at San Antonio (TX), and University of Toledo (OH).