In the 2016 edition of U.S. News’ Best College rankings, Salve Regina University jumped 14 spots from the previous year among top tier Regional Universities – North.

Salve Regina was also designated as the 28th Best College for Veterans. U.S. News’ Best Grad School Rankings cited the University’s program in rehabilitation counseling 69th (up two spots from 2015).

Summary of Salve Regina University by U.S. News & World Report;

“Salve Regina University is a private institution that was founded in 1934. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,121, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 78 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Salve Regina University’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 36. Its tuition and fees are $36,740 (2015-16).”

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The 2016 edition includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities, including statistics on borrowing, costs and graduation rates. The rankings measure the strength of the academic programs at undergraduate institutions, with eligible schools ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence.

Among National Universities, which emphasize research and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, Princeton University in New Jersey once again took No. 1. Massachusetts’ Harvard Universityremained in second place and Yale University in Connecticut held onto third.

The University of Pennsylvania was the only school from last year’s top 10 to shift, dropping from a tie at No. 8 to No. 9. However, a new school joined the top 10 for 2016, with Maryland’s Johns Hopkins University jumping two spots to tie with California Institute of Technology at No. 10.

One of the largest leaps in the 2016 National Universities rankings came from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, which shot from a tie at No. 189 to a tie at No. 153, a difference of 36 spots. TheUniversity of Illinois—Chicago also traveled far, jumping from a tie at No. 149 to tie for No. 129.

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