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University of New Haven Moves up in 2019 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University’s overall score and peer assessment as calculated by U.S. News & World Report are up. In addition, the SAT scores of the incoming class and the University’s retention and graduation rates also continue to rise.

September 14, 2018

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The University of New Haven's latest ranking in U.S. News & World Report reflects a higher average SAT score for the incoming class and graduation and retention rates that continue to rise.

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For the ninth year in a row, the University of New Haven has been ranked a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” rankings. The University was also ranked in the publication’s “best value” list of regional colleges in the north.

“Our continued improvement in this influential ranking is fueled by our high-achieving students who are driven to excel, and by our devoted faculty members who continue to create innovative learning opportunities that challenge our students,” said President Steven Kaplan.

"We are proud to be recognized as a destination school where talented and determined students take charge of their learning."President Steven Kaplan
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In the 2019 edition, the University is ranked number 93 in the North region, which is one spot higher than its ranking last year. Also, as part of the comprehensive rankings, the University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).

The College of Business, for the second year in a row, was ranked among the top 60 percent of more than 500 rated business schools across the country.

For the first time in several years, the ranking’s methodology was changed. Most notably, a new category measuring “social mobility” was added, which aims to factor a school’s success at graduating Pell Grant recipients. This metric comprises 5 percent of the overall ranking.

In its 2019 profile, the University’s overall score and its peer assessment improved. The SAT scores of the incoming class, the first-year retention rate, which is now 80 percent, and the graduation rate also increased.

This fall, the University, which last month was again recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings, welcomed its second-largest incoming class in its nearly 100-year history. Among the newest Chargers is forensic science major Morgan Crumrine ’22.

"The more I researched the University of New Haven, the more I realized it would be the place to help my childhood dreams come true." Morgan Crumrine ’22