25 Sep UVF Receives 2021 Rankings from U.S. News & World Report
The University of Valley Forge (UVF) has once again been ranked in the list of Best Colleges Regional North by U.S. News and World Report, coming in at #33 for 2021. U.S. News 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.
For the second year, UVF was also included on both the Campus Ethnic Diversity among Regional Colleges North list, and the Top Performers on Social Mobility among Regional Colleges North list. 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 Report 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, coming in at #11 this year on the list out of the 37 included 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 tied at #21 out of the 52 best-performing schools in the northern region.