Stonehill Jumps Ten Spots in 2015 U.S. News Rankings

September 11, 2014

Stonehill has jumped ten spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings released on September 9, 2014. The College tied for 105th on the list of the top 236 National Liberal Arts Schools.

The College’s 105 ranking is its second-highest since transitioning into the “National Liberal Arts” category in 2008. Previously, Stonehill held a No. 1 ranking in what was then called the “Comprehensive-Bachelor’s (North)” category from 2001-2007. The College’s highest ranking on the national list came in 2013 when it was tied for 100.

In addition to this year’s ranking in the Liberal Arts category, Stonehill was included in unranked lists for “Freshman Retention Rate,” “Most Students Living in University Housing,” “Most Students Receiving Merit Aid,” “Most Students Studying Abroad,”   and “A+ Colleges for B Students.”

This year’s 30th edition of the U.S. News’ Best Colleges ranking includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities nationwide. Eligible schools are ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence, including graduation rates, selectivity and freshmen retention.

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