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ܽƵ Rankings & Distinctions

ܽƵ consistently strives to provide a top-quality educational experience to our students. With a proven record of doing so, ܽƵ has been recognized by a variety of professional organizations as a top performer in the field of higher education.

College Rankings

A Top Regional University

ܽƵ was ranked#39 (tie) of Best Regional Universities (North) by .

A Best Value School

ܽƵ was ranked#11 for Best Value Schools (Regional Universities - North) by .

A Top Engineering Program

ܽƵ was ranked#69 (tie) for Undergraduate Engineering Programs (No Doctorate) by .

Ranked for Social Mobility

ܽƵ was ranked #149 (tie) in Top Performers on Social Mobility (Regional Universities - North) by .

Best Undergraduate Teaching

ܽƵ was ranked#6 (tie) for Undergraduate Teaching Programs (Regional Universities - North)by .

A Best Mid-Atlantic College

ܽƵ is one of 97 colleges listed on the Princeton Review’s "Best Mid-Atlantic" section of the .

Highest Level Diversity Recognition

The ܽƵ School of Engineering and Computer Science has been honored by the , earning Bronze Level recognition in December 2021. ASEE’s bronze category is the highest level issued to institutions during the current submission cycle and recognizes that the School is among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.

A College of Distinction

ܽƵ has been named a, and has earned additional recognition in the areas of

One of the Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

ܽƵ’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) is one of just 10 institutions named to the Forbes' list.

A Top College in America

ܽƵ was listed in the top 500 U.S. colleges on .

A Best College in America

ܽƵ was ranked one of the Best Colleges in America for 2023 by.

A Hidden Gem College

ܽƵ is ranked #24 NCAA D-III Hidden Gem Colleges by .

Best Bachelor's in Human Services Degrees

ܽƵ has been named one of the Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Services by for our highly flexible, accelerated program.

Best Bang for the Buck

ܽƵ ranked #259 out of 388 colleges in the Northeast region for "Best Bang for the Buck" by in 2023.

Top-Ranking Online Programs

ܽƵ ranked #28 on the list of and #41 on the list of on Intelligent.com.

Top Online Associate Program in Human Services

ܽƵ has been ranked #4 for Top 25 Online Associate in Human Services programs by in 2024.

Top Online Associate Program in Business

ܽƵ has been ranked #4 for Top 25 Best Online Associate in Business programs by in 2024.

Top Online Associate Program

ܽƵ has been ranked #6 for Top 50 Online Associate Programs by in 2024.

#1 Associate Program in Healthcare Administration

ܽƵ has been named #1 for Top 25 Online Associate in Healthcare Administration programs by in 2024.

Top Online Associate Program in Accounting

ܽƵ has been ranked #5 for Top 25 Online Associate in Accounting programs by in 2024.

Top Online Bachelor's Program in Human Services

ܽƵ was ranked #17 for Top 25 Online Bachelor's in Human Services programs by in 2024.

Top Value in Pennsylvania

ranked ܽƵ School of Graduate and Professional Studies #29 for the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania, ܽƵ as one of the Best Criminal Justice Colleges in Pennsylvania, #20 for Best Health Science Degree Programs, #13 for Best Bachelor’s in Human Services Programs and #20 for Best Bachelor of Multimedia Design Programs.

Student Awards

Emely Guevara '24, International Business Major Concentrated in Finance and Aida Andino-Guzman, ’26, Psychology and Spanish Dual Major received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The program looks to fund students who have been historically underrepresented in studying abroad. | .

Josephine Hunter '24, Occupational Therapy Major, received the Jo Anne J. Trow Undergraduate Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) National Honor Society. Created in honor of former ALD President, Jo Ann J. Trow, the scholarship intends to reward an outstanding member of Alpha Lambda Delta. The ALD annually awards 50 Trow Undergraduate scholarships to students each year. | .

Natalie Barlow '24, a Mechanical Engineering mMjor and president of ܽƵ’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), received the Women in Technology Scholarship from the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania. This scholarship encourages women to excel in technology-related disciplines. Madison Stewart '25, an Electrical Engineering major with a minor in Communications and secretary of ܽƵ’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), received the Philadelphia Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes individuals who demonstrate teamwork, leadership, and personal motivation in the field of engineering. | .

Faculty Awards

Michael Silberstein, Professor of Philosophy, is the recipient of the 2023-2024 Ranck Prize for Research Excellence. | .

Debra Wohl, Professor of Biology, is the recipient of the 2023-24 Polanowski Prize for Excellence in Faculty-Student Advising. | .

Elizabeth Dalton, Program Director, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology & Associate Professor of Psychology, is the recipient of the 2023-24 Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence. | .

Hossein Varamini, Turnbull-Jamieson Chair and Professor of Finance and International Business, earned a Fulbright Specialist Award for the spring of 2024. One of the main goals of the Fulbright Program is to develop international understanding by establishing long-term cooperative relationships between international higher education institutions. Varamini plans to work collaboratively with faculty and administrators at Ecole Supérieure du Commerce et des Affaires (ESCA) University in Casablanca, Morocco to create and strengthen a mutually beneficial relationship between ܽƵ and ESCA. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. | .

Curtis Smith, Assistant Director of Academic Advising, earned the Honors Program’s Outstanding Professor Award. | .