The Crestiad

Cedar Crest College newspaper since 1923

College Rankings

By Christine Schiavo, Adviser

Cedar Crest College ranks 16th in the northern region in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings, which was released Tuesday.

The magazine has been ranking colleges in a series of categories and regions for the past 30 years. This year, 1,800 college from across the United States are on the list, including Cedar Crest, which the magazine describes as having “a semester-based academic calendar” and a “less selective” admissions process.

“Our goal for the past 30 years has been to provide families with the most comprehensive information on colleges to help them make one of life’s most important – and often most costly – decisions,” Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer, said in a news release.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., ranked first in the northern regional category. The colleges in the regional categories focus on undergraduate education.

The magazine ranked Princeton University in New Jersey first overall.

Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., was named Best Liberal Arts college and the University of California-Berkeley was named Top Public School.

For the first time, the magazine listed federal loan default rates for colleges, to show how graduates have been able to handle loan payments. 

A complete list of rankings at

Curtis Hall

                    Paula Wesson / Crestiad                      Curtis Hall houses the Psychology Department and the Business Department, two of the top 3 majors according to the U.S. News report.





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