The University of New England is honored to be included among the “Best Regional Universities North” by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.
U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare the academic quality of schools.
U.S. News‘ rankings are based on collected data from more than 1,800 colleges and include such factors as standardized test scores, acceptance rates, number of faculty, student-faculty ratios, and graduation and retention rates. A full writeup on their methodology can be found on the U.S. News & World Report website.
U.S. News’ ranking complements other national accolades UNE has garnered:
- The Princeton Review: 381 Best Colleges
- Money Magazine: Best Colleges 2016-2017
- Forbes: America’s 2016 Top Colleges
- 50 Most Affordable Master’s Degree Programs: Best Masters Programs
Why is UNE considered a “Regional University?”
UNE’s ranking is for U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges, Regional Universities, North.
Schools classified as a Regional University offer a full range of undergraduate programs and provide graduate education at the master’s level, and offer a very select number of doctoral programs.
To rank colleges, U.S. News & World Report first places each school into a category based on its mission (research university or liberal arts college, for example) and in some cases, its location (North, South, Midwest and West).
To learn more about the online graduate programs at UNE, please visit online.une.edu or call us at 1(855) 325-0896.