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

Allegheny Recognized in Best Undergraduate Teaching, Most Innovative and Best Value Categories

U.S. News & World Report has again named Allegheny College one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. — and, for the second consecutive year, one of the top 20 for best undergraduate teaching.

In annual rankings released Sept. 14, U.S. News & World Report featured Allegheny among a select group of schools with stellar examples of first-year experiences, undergraduate research/creative projects and senior capstone experiences.

“Allegheny is known nationally for challenging students to learn across traditional disciplinary boundaries and grapple with problems that defy simple solutions,” said Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., Allegheny president. “We are very pleased that U.S. News & World Report has again recognized the distinctions that, together, make an Allegheny education a powerful experience that prepares students to become leaders in their careers and communities.”

U.S. News & World Report also ranked Allegheny among the top 30 national liberal arts colleges in the most innovative schools category, based on innovative enhancements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. In addition, Allegheny was recognized among the top 50 best value national liberal arts colleges, based on both academic quality and cost.

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

Schools included in the national liberal arts college category focus almost exclusively on undergraduate education and award at least 50 percent of their degrees in the arts and sciences. U.S. News & World Report also ranks schools in three other categories: regional universities, regional colleges and national universities.