30 Sep UVF Placed on New Lists by U.S. News and World Report
The ranking of the University of Valley Forge (UVF) on the list of the Best Regional Colleges North by U.S. News and World Report has recently been updated. U.S. News and World Report explains their ranking process as having to do with the category or mission of the school, as well as their region, and are compared against schools with similar missions in that area. The data measured was gathered “from and about each school in up to 16 areas related to academic excellence.”
Colleges are also ranked based on their scores overall. The scores of the top three-fourths of these schools are what U.S. News publishes on their lists, and on which UVF was included. These rankings are helpful for students looking for colleges because they display the strengths of the academic program at each school they may be considering.
In a tie for #32, UVF ranked on the list of Best Regional Colleges North. Other Assembly of God schools North Central University and Southeastern University also ranked #53 (tie) and #92 (tie), respectively, on the Midwest and South lists.
Notably, UVF was also included on two new lists this year – the first being Campus Ethnic Diversity among Regional Colleges North, and the second being Top Performers on Social Mobility among Regional Colleges North. To browse these lists, click here for Campus Ethnic Diversity and here for Top Performers on Social Mobility.
For Campus Ethnic Diversity among Regional Colleges North, U.S. News and World Reports factored the total proportion of minority students to determine a school’s diversity index. These indexes ranged between 0 and 1, with schools who scored closer to 1 having a more diverse student population. UVF’s diversity index was 0.58, placing 9th on the list out of the 41 other colleges and universities in the northern region.
The list of Top Performers on Social Mobility among Regional Colleges North compiled data from schools regarding the success of economically disadvantaged students who were able to enroll and finish college, therefore increasing their social mobility. On this list, UVF ranked #25 out of the 46 best-performing schools in the northern region.