Manhattan College Ranks 13th among Regional Universities in the North on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges and Universities List

The College’s rankings rose in all categories including social mobility, student veterans and undergraduate engineering, business and teaching.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Manhattan College 13th in its 2024 rankings of the nation’s best regional colleges and universities in the North, improving from 16th in 2023. In fact, the College made major gains in all of the publication’s performance categories. Manhattan College Campus

One of Manhattan’s biggest gains came in the area of best colleges in the region for social mobility, moving up from 86th in that category to 51st in 2023. Manhattan College entered the top 50 of best value colleges in the region, ranking 49th, after placing 57th the previous year. 

Among student veterans, the College ranked third, up from sixth in 2023 among regional universities, continuing its perennial recognition as a school that embraces those who have served in the military. In the undergraduate teaching category, Manhattan placed eighth, improving on its 10th-place finish in 2023 and extending its run of top-10 rankings. 

The College was also recognized as one of the best schools for undergraduate engineering among institutions that do not grant doctorate degrees, finishing 40th, up from 42nd in 2023. Manhattan made major strides in rankings for its undergraduate business program, which improved from a 411th ranking nationally in 2023, to 310th in 2024. 

“We are proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our commitment to providing a high-quality education to our students,” said Milo Riverso ’81, Ph.D., P.E., president of Manhattan College. “These rankings reflect the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students and the excellence of our academic programs. It also demonstrates our commitment to social mobility and that a Manhattan College education provides opportunities for students to achieve great things."

U.S. News provides rankings of more than 1,800 colleges and universities, as well as hundreds of graduate school programs. The company ranks colleges based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their academic offerings. They also include analytics such as the student-faculty ratio and the average federal loan debt of graduates. U.S News & World Report considers data it gathers from surveys of students at the colleges who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.  

By David Koeppel