Assumption College’s U.S. News & World Report Ranking Jumps Eight Spots

Assumption College’s ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “2014 Best Colleges” guide has moved up eight spots over last year. Assumption is ranked at No. 30 in the ratings of approximately 200 regional universities in the north that offer bachelor and master’s degrees. The “2014 Best Colleges” guide was released Sept. 10.

“The significant jump in our U.S. News & World Report ranking is welcome news for Assumption and is a recognition of the College’s continued commitment to excellence in our academic programs so as to provide the best education for our students. It is also a reflection of the strength and value of a liberal arts education," said Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo. “With that said, however, this ranking is just one tool students use to identify colleges and universities that can help them achieve their individual goals. We strongly encourage students to visit Assumption so they can see for themselves the advantages of our college. Assumption’s highly regarded faculty members are scholars and mentors who are engaged and committed to the success of our students. Our strong academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies, and our outstanding facilities make the College very attractive.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings for regional colleges and universities are based on several key measures of quality: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. Today’s ranking follows last month’s announcement by The Princeton Review that Assumption is one of the best colleges in the northeast.

The Assumption College curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education – exploring new ideas, making connections across disciplines, and pushing themselves to achieve more than they ever thought possible. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills.


Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews