U.S. News & World Report Lauds Seton Hill University as a Best Regional College

Seton Hill University was named among the Top Ten Best Regional Colleges in the North in the 2016 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The exclusive rankings are available online. 

Seton Hill was ranked No. 10 among Regional Colleges in the North. Regional colleges “focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts … and in fields such as business, nursing and education,” according to U.S. News & World Report. 

In addition to the overall ranking, Seton Hill was honored as a Best College for Veterans. 

Seton Hill University is ranked No. 6 among Regional Colleges in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans. 

The rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members in order to help them pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Only colleges that are certified to accept the GI Bill, participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and are members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium are eligible to be ranked in the Best Colleges for Veterans. 

"Seton Hill is pleased to be recognized in the top ten of all regional colleges in the north by U.S. News & World Report for the University’s academic offerings of the highest caliber,” said Seton Hill President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. “Seton Hill’s commitment to educating students for professional careers or further graduate study is undergirded by a liberal arts curriculum that prepares them for whatever their future holds whether it be a career in a hospital or research laboratory, on the stage or screen or in a board room.” 

Dr. Finger continued, “Seton Hill is also delighted that our commitment to assisting veterans and their families is once again being acknowledged by U.S. News & World Report. The University works closely with veterans to ensure that they can easily obtain their GI Bill and other educational benefits. Seton Hill faculty and staff also provide our student-veterans with the support they need to transition to and thrive in the University community and succeed academically so they may move on to the next stage of their lives.” 

The annual rankings, in which U.S. News classifies schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 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 16 indicators of excellence, and help consumers evaluate and compare data compiled from nearly 1,400 accredited four-year schools. A complete summary of the methodology used to rank each school can be found at www.usnews.com/colleges.

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