St. Josephs University moves up 30 ranks in best colleges

By Brooklyn Star Staff

St. Joseph’s University, New York was once again named one of the nation’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report, moving up 30 spots in the rankings for Regional Univerisities – North Category 

The independent university founded in the Catholic tradition, landed in a 6-way tie at #48 for top universities. St. Josephs also received accolades as the #18 Best College for Veterans; #19 top university for Undergraduate Teaching in the Regional Universities – North category and #43 for Social Mobility.

“Both our recent elevation to university status and our most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings make it clear that St. Joseph’s University, New York is an institution reaching new heights with still more to do,”  President Donald R. Boomgaarden said in a statement. . “These rankings are testaments to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty and staff. I could not be more proud of all we have accomplished and more optimistic about the bright future that lies ahead.”

President Boomgaarden announced that the New York State Board of Regents had approved St. Joseph’s College’s petition to be elevated to university status, and would change its name to St. Joseph’s University, New York, this past April. 

With campuses in Brooklyn, Long Island and Online, SJNY was selected to this year’s list of top Regional Universities–North based on its high graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources per students, graduate indebtedness, alumni giving and social mobility, as well as the number of veterans enrolled and eligibility in the 9/11 GI® Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. 

Through its Brooklyn, Long Island and online campuses, the University offers degrees in 60 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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