U.S. News Ranks Ursinus Among Nation’s Best, Cites Value and Economics Program
Nationally, Ursinus is ranked 86th (tied with Beloit College and Stonehill College)—and 12th in Pennsylvania—for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Ursinus was also named to the guide’s list of Best Value Schools (ranked 63rd, up 11 spots from last year).
New this year, U.S. News and World Report published its first-ever ranking of medium to large undergraduate economics programs. The rankings are based solely on the judgments of department chairs and senior faculty members in economics departments at institutions around the country who participated in a peer assessment survey. Ursinus is one of 309 colleges and universities—less than 20 of which are in Pennsylvania—included on the inaugural list of Best Undergraduate Economics Programs.
Ursinus was also ranked no. 96 (12th in the state) on the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility, sharing the spot with two other colleges (Middlebury College and Bennington College).
The U.S. News and World Report ranking is just the latest national accolade Ursinus has earned this year. The Princeton Review once again included Ursinus among the best 389 colleges in the country, while also naming it among the “academically outstanding” colleges on its Best Mid-Atlantic list.
Washington Monthly named Ursinus one of its top 20 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania, and ranked it 10th in the “Bachelor’s to Ph.D.” and “Research” categories among the state’s liberal arts colleges.
Money named Ursinus as one of America’s Best Colleges in its 2023 rankings, and the 2024 Fiske Guide to Colleges also included Ursinus as one of the nation’s best, praising it for “more attention from faculty and more emphasis on independent and outside-the-box learning.”