A university and a college in Delaware County both moved up in rank in their respective categories over last year in a Top 100 Colleges and Universities list for 2022 compiled by U.S. News & World Reports.
Villanova University came in at 49th, up from its national ranking in 2021 at No. 53, writes Pat Ralph for phillyvoice.com. It tied with Lehigh University.
Villanova was the only Delaware County university to make the top 100 national rankings for 2022, but other colleges in the county still did well in other categories.
Swarthmore College ranked No. 3 in a list of national liberal arts colleges.
The school moved up to No. 2 among best value schools and No. 4 for best undergraduate teaching.
Haverford College fell slightly this year in rankings among national liberal arts schools.
It came in at No. 16, moving down one position from last year’s No. 15 slot. It continued to rate in the top 15 for best undergraduate teaching.
The 37th annual edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges lists looked at 1,400 schools, compiling a number of metrics including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, academic expert opinions, financial resources, student performance and alumni giving.
Read more at philllyvoice.com about the top colleges from Delaware County.
Here’s how U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges every year.