Two prestigious publications have once again recognized St. Joseph’s College as one of America’s best colleges, while a third has named the College one of the best buys in the nation.
SJC is featured in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings for the 13th straight year, and is currently listed in the top third of regional universities in the North (No. 48 of 193 colleges in the region) for 2014; and Forbes magazine has ranked the College in the top half of institutions nationwide in its online issue of America’s Top Colleges for the seventh consecutive year.
“St. Joseph’s consistently ranks among the top four-year private colleges as listed in U.S. News & World Report and Forbes because we offer stellar academics, innovative programs and personal support while keeping our tuition reasonable,” said SJC President S. Elizabeth Hill, C.S.J., J.D.
“Our approach, with its emphasis on small class sizes and creating an environment in which our students can thrive academically and personally, enables us to provide an honors-style education at a manageable cost to all, that will prepare them for successful careers within four years.”
Meanwhile, Washington Monthly has rated SJC as No. 31 on its 2013 list of “Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges” in America. Of the 1,572 colleges and universities in the publication’s broad ranking, only 349 made the official list. The College ranked in the top 40 for all colleges and universities and the top four in the nation for private colleges.
“We are delighted and gratified to see that St. Joseph’s has been recognized as a college that provides a high quality education in a great array of disciplines at a very modest cost,” S. Elizabeth said. “We are committed to academic excellence, access and affordability, and we really do give a great ‘bang for the buck.’ We have done this for almost 100 years, and will continue to do so.”