News Detail
"The 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings clearly demonstrate that Jesuit colleges and universities across the nation continue to rank as institutions of educational excellence." — Jesuit Father Michael J. Sheeran, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
All 28 Jesuit Institutions Listed in U.S. News & World Report 2014 College Rankings

September 13, 2013 — The U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2014 include all 28 Jesuit institutions among America’s “Best Colleges.” The 27 research and master's institutions and one liberal arts college ranked in the upper segment of each school’s respective classification category.

Eleven Jesuit institutions moved up in the rankings this year. Other notable placements in this year's rankings include: Creighton University’s eleventh year in a row as No. 1 for Midwest master's universities; an eight-point move for Marquette University from 83 to 75 among national universities; and a seven-point move for both College of the Holy Cross (from 32 to 25 among liberal arts colleges) and Saint Peter's University (from 108 to 101 among Northern regional master's universities).

The U.S. News rankings are based on peer and counselor assessment, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving rate among four-year schools.

Jesuit Father Michael J. Sheeran, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, said, "The 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings clearly demonstrate that Jesuit colleges and universities across the nation continue to rank as institutions of educational excellence."

The following are the 2014 rankings of Jesuit institutions:

National Universities (committed to research; offer full range of undergraduate majors, master's and doctorate programs):

20. Georgetown University
31. Boston College
57. Fordham University
75. Marquette University
101. Loyola University Chicago
101. Saint Louis University
117. University of San Francisco

Liberal Arts Colleges (emphasize undergraduate education):

25. College of the Holy Cross

Regional Rankings (offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs)

Regional Master's Universities — North:

3. Fairfield University
5. Loyola University Maryland
8. University of Scranton
11. Saint Joseph's University
24. Le Moyne College
27. Canisius College
101. Saint Peter's University

Regional Master's Universities — South:

9. Loyola University New Orleans
16. Spring Hill College

Regional Master's Universities — Midwest:

1. Creighton University
4. Xavier University
7. John Carroll University
20. Rockhurst University
25. University of Detroit Mercy

Regional Master's Universities — West:

2. Santa Clara University
3. Loyola Marymount University
4. Gonzaga University
6. Seattle University
27. Regis University

Regional Colleges — South:

6. Wheeling Jesuit University

[U.S. News, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Wheeling Jesuit University, Gonzaga University]


Recent News

February 21, 2016 — The trips provide students an opportunity to live and serve in solidarity with the people in Kingston.

February 17, 2017 — After months of planning and setbacks, Holy Trinity Church in Washington, D.C., finally has a refugee family of eight from Syria in their care.

February 15, 2017 — Fr. Cedric Prakash, SJ, of Jesuit Refugee Service, has seen the refugee crisis firsthand.

February 14, 2017 — Jesuits.org is sharing the following quotation attributed to Jesuit Father Joseph P. Whelan (d.1994) to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

February 10, 2017 — On January 27, student groups from Jesuit schools and other Catholic schools from across the country attended a Jesuit Mass for Life in Washington, D.C.

February 10, 2017 — On the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, pray for the end of the use of child soldiers.

February 8, 2017 — The Jesuits' Central American Province, the Provincial Committee for the Social Apostolate, and the Jesuit Migration Network of Central America express their concern about recent U.S. immigration measures.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America 2/20/17

America 2/6/17

America 1/23/17



Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House
The Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House is located on the shores of Lake De Montreville in Lake Elmo, Minn.