Rankings & Recognition

We strongly believe that the very best way to get a feel for a college and determine whether it is a good fit for you is to visit the campus and talk with members of the community.

Nonetheless, we recognize that many people consider national college rankings a helpful piece of the puzzle when they are evaluating colleges and universities.

The Wold Center and a Union student in Lamont House

TOP 50

Best National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)

#44: Best National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)

#6: Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Your Money (Money Magazine)

Top 30: National Undergraduate Engineering Programs accredited by ABET (U.S. News & World Report)

TOP 10: Among peer institutions for the dollar amount of active National Science Foundation (NSF) grants (Union Office of Foundation, Corporate & Government Relations)

#15: Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges (PayScale.com)

#79 Best Value Schools National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)

#5: Top STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) schools for women (USA Today College Guide)

#14 Impact School, recognizing opportunities for community service and student leadership (Princeton Review)

#58 The Best Colleges for Your Money (Money magazine)

AMONG The Hidden Ivies: 63 of America’s Top Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities (Greene’s Guides)

#15: Small schools producing Peace Corps volunteers (U.S Peace Corps)

Top 20: Liberal Arts Colleges Where Grads Earn the Most (Money Magazine)

Top 20: Small and Mighty Campuses of Excellence (Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life)

Top 50 Green Colleges (The Princeton Review)

Top 75: Best Value Colleges (The Princeton Review)

NAMED Best College Value (Kiplinger)

NAMED to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to the local community (The Princeton Review)

RECIPIENT of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the past six years in a row

AMONG the top colleges or universities in the nation with the most eco-friendly policies and greatest commitment to sustainability (The Princeton Review, Green Colleges)