U.S. News & World Report Ranks Allegheny College Among Best National Liberal Arts Colleges

Allegheny Also Recognized in Most Innovative, Best Value Categories

U.S. News & World Report has named Allegheny College one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. — and one of the top 30 most innovative.

In annual rankings released today, U.S. News & World Report also recognized Allegheny as a school committed to providing students the best educational experience through programs and unique opportunities. U.S. News highlighted Allegheny among a select group of schools in which students and faculty collaborate to produce intensive, original research and creative work. In addition, Allegheny was included among schools with stellar examples of first-year experiences and senior capstone experiences.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked Allegheny among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges in two additional categories: Best Undergraduate Teaching and Best Value Schools.

“We are very pleased to be recognized once again by U.S. News & World Report for the outstanding learning experiences that we provide to students,” said Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr. “We sustain our place among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges through the remarkable work of our faculty and staff to challenge and prepare students to solve complex problems and create positive change.”

The U.S. News ranking of top liberal arts schools is based on several key measures of quality, including graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence by peers and high school counselors, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Colleges listed in the Most Innovative category are identified by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans as having recently made “the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.”