Allegheny College has been named among the Top 50 best liberal arts colleges in the United States in the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings.
Allegheny ranked No. 47 among all liberal arts colleges in the nation, and No. 128 of more than 1,000 schools, colleges and universities identified in their annual student-focused rankings. The rankings take into account a school’s resources to effectively deliver teaching; whether it effectively engages with its students; the outcomes of the students who attend; and the school’s environment, including efforts to attract a diverse student body and staff.
The rankings also include the results of an annual survey of more than 200,000 current American students. The Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey examines students’ engagement with their studies, interaction with faculty members, and overall satisfaction with their experience, among other questions.
“Being recognized among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges is a great honor,” said Ron Cole, provost and dean of the college at Allegheny. “Yet we are even prouder of our students and graduates, who are applying their liberal arts education to make a difference on our campus, in their communities and around the world.”
The recognition follows other recent honors:
- U.S. News & World Report has named Allegheny College the sixth most innovative national liberal arts college in U.S. and one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges in the country. U.S. News & World Report also recognized Allegheny as a school committed to providing students the best educational experience through programs and unique opportunities, and recognized the college among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges in the Best Value Schools category.
- The Princeton Review named Allegheny one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education in the 2018 edition of its flagship college guide, “The Best 382 Colleges.”
- The Princeton Review also featured Allegheny in its “Guide to 375 Green Colleges,” its annual guide to the most environmentally responsible schools. The guide highlights schools with exceptional commitments to sustainability.
- The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, also included Allegheny on its annual list of top colleges and universities in the nation for green initiatives, institutions that the Sierra Club calls “America’s coolest schools.”