Students relax on Marywood University's campus on colorful Adirondack chairs. Marywood was just named as the Best Value among all Northeast PA colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

Marywood’s Quality and Value Recognized by “Best Colleges”

Marywood University continues to offer the “Best Value” among Northeast Pennsylvania Universities, according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges ranking. 

Moving up one place from last year to #22 on the regional universities (North) ranked for “Best Value,” Marywood continues to demonstrate its affordability as the only local four-year private university included in this category. According to U.S. News, the “Best Value” ranking considers a school’s academic quality—the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal. Only schools ranked in or near the top half of their categories are included, because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that are above average academically. 

Ranking #30 on the “Undergraduate Teaching” (Regional Universities North) list, Marywood is one of only two local universities to earn this distinction. This category, which covers nine states plus the District of Columbia, calls on top academics in the region to select and recognize institutions whose faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner.

Marywood University maintained its solid position on the “Best Regional Universities North” list, which includes institutions from seven states, ranking #50 overall. Marywood is one of only two local universities to attain placement on this list, demonstrating its enduring quality as a higher education provider in the region. 

Additional rankings included tie rankings at #46 in Best Colleges for Veterans, for which Marywood University was the only local institution ranked, and #64 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

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