Catholic colleges do well in annual rankings

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Friday 03, September 2010 | Category:  

THE UNIVERSITY of Notre Dame was the top-ranked
Catholic university in the recent U.S. News rankings
The U.S. News and World Report rankings of U.S. colleges for 2010 listed many Catholic universities and colleges in the highest level of schools for 2010. The University of Notre Dame was the top-ranked Catholic school at 19th on the overall list. Georgetown University came in at 21st. Boston College ranked 31st, and Fordham University took 56th. Marquette University ranked 75th, St. Louis University 86th, and the University of Dayton 99th.

Loyola University Chicago tied with the University of San Francisco at 117th. The Catholic University of America and Duquense University also tied at 120th. St. Thomas University (St. Paul, Minn.) followed at 124th. DePaul University and Seton Hall University tied at 136th, while St. John’s University (Jamaica, N.Y.) took the 143rd spot. Immaculata University ranked 176th, and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota at 183rd was the final Catholic school in the magazine’s tier-one listing. Others were listed among tier-two schools.

Among the best liberal arts schools, the College of Holy Cross ranked first among Catholic colleges at 32nd. St. John’s University (Collegeville, Minn.) followed at 62nd. Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, Calif.) ranked 71st. The College of St. Benedict (St. Joseph, Minn.) came in at 81. St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Ind.) tied with St. Michael’s College for 93rd place. Siena College (Loudonville, N.Y.) took the 114th spot. St. Anselm College was 122th, St. Norbert College followed at 127th, and St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pa.) ranked 152nd.

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