Purchase, Iona, Pace Among Westchester Universities Ranked By U.S. News and World Report

Several Westchester universities fared well in the latest U.S. News and World Report college ranking.

Purchase College, State University of New York, was ranked in the top 10 among liberal arts public schools.

“We’re proud that once again Purchase has been nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence,” said Thomas J. Schwarz, president of Purchase College in a press release. “We remain dedicated to providing the highest quality education in the liberal arts, sciences, and performing and visual arts.”

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Manhattanville College, in Purchase, and Iona College, in New Rochelle, were both ranked among the top regional universities in the north. Both colleges were also named on the list of top colleges for veterans among regional universities in the north, coming in at at 66th and 58th, respectively, out of 90. The rankings indicate that the schools participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.

Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville ranked 57th among national liberal arts colleges. The private school is well thought of among high school counselors, as it ranked 31 on the rankings there. It also made the list of top national schools for veterans, at 42.

Pace University, which has a campus in Pleasantville and Manhattan, meanwhile, was named 180 among the top 200 national universities.

The rankings include data for nearly 1,800 college and ranked 1,376 schools, according to U.S. News and World Report. Schools are ranked based on factors such as undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, selectivity, graduation rate, financial resources, and alumni giving rate.

Read the full U.S. News and World Report rankings here. 

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