Seton Hill University Named a Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report

Seton Hill University was once again named among the Best Regional Universities in the North in the 2024 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The university was also lauded as a Top 20 Best Value School and a Best College for Veterans. The exclusive rankings are available online

Seton Hill improved in all three categories in this year’s rankings. The University was ranked 39 among Regional Universities in the North - up from 54 in the 2023 listings. Seton Hill ranked 20 in the region in the Best Value category in which the university had ranked 27 last year. Finally, among Best Colleges for Veterans, Seton Hill moved up two spots to 44 this year. 

"All of us at Seton Hill University are honored to once again be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Regional University, a Best Value School and a Best College for Veterans,” said Seton Hill President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. “Seton Hill’s outstanding faculty and staff provide students with a high-quality education in relevant professional fields in tandem with a liberal arts core that provides them with the communication and leadership skills they need to find success after graduation.”

President Finger added, “Seton Hill’s recognition as a Best Value School represents the university’s longstanding commitment to affordability for students and their families that started with our founding by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill and continues today as we offer scholarship and financial aid programs that bring the cost of attending Seton Hill to below that of many state schools. Finally, as a university dedicated to providing educational opportunities for military personnel, veterans and their families, Seton Hill is pleased to once again be recognized as a Best College for Veterans. This commitment extends beyond graduation as Seton Hill’s Alumni Veterans Affinity Group is working to connect our graduates with current veteran students.” 

The annual rankings, in which U.S. News categorizes schools based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, provide an unmatched resource for parents and students contemplating one of life’s most challenging decisions. The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings represent the most comprehensive look at how schools stack up based on a set of indicators of excellence, and help consumers evaluate and compare data compiled from nearly 1,500 accredited four-year schools.  A complete summary of the methodology used to rank each school can be found online at

You can read more about Seton Hill's ranking - and the rankings of other Pittsburgh area colleges and universities - in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article