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U.S. News & World Report Lauds Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University was named among the Best Regional Universities and as a Best Value School and a Best College for Veterans in the North in the 2019 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.  The exclusive rankings are available online.

Seton Hill was ranked No. 50 among Regional Universities in the North. Regional universities “offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and some master’s degrees but few, if any doctoral programs,” according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition to the overall ranking, Seton Hill was honored as a Best Value School and as a Best College for Veterans. 

Seton Hill University is ranked No. 34 among Regional Universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the Best Value Schools. The University is ranked No. 30 in the Region among Best Colleges for Veterans.  

"Seton Hill is pleased to be recognized among the best regional universities 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. “As we celebrate Seton Hill’s Centennial anniversary, we remain steadfast in our commitment to educating students for professional careers or further graduate study undergirded by a liberal arts curriculum that prepares them for whatever their future holds.”

Dr. Finger continued, “Seton Hill is also delighted that our commitment to affordability is being recognized by U.S. News & World Report. This latest acknowledgment comes just after LendEDU ranked Seton Hill among the colleges with the lowest student debt load in Pennsylvania. The University works diligently to ensure that all academically talented students – regardless of financial circumstance – have the opportunity to attain a degree. Throughout our Centennial year, Seton Hill has initiated a Campaign for Student Scholarships, which highlights our ongoing efforts toward helping students afford a high-quality education.” 

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 more than 1,800 accredited four-year schools.  A complete summary of the methodology used to rank each school can be found online.

If you are a member of the media and would like more information, contact Director of Media Relations Jennifer Reeger at jreeger@setonhill.edu, (724) 830-1069 (office) or (724) 433-9613 (cell). If you are not a member of the media, contact us here.