The College is still No. 1 school in the region, US News says

By Sydney Shaw

The College remains the No. 1 public institution in its region, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of best colleges, and was also recognized for its commitment to teaching undergraduate students.

“To see how the teaching competition stacks up, U.S. News asked the academic experts a separate question on our spring 2016 annual ‘Best Colleges’ peer assessment survey for the 2017 U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ rankings to also identify schools where the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching,” a press release from U.S. News reads.

The College appears on the list for the Regional Universities North category with just one other school: SUNY–Geneseo in New York.

According to the report, the schools included on the list “were cited most often by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans who were asked to identify up to 10 schools in their U.S. News ranking category with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”


“That TCNJ is once again the top public college in its category speaks to our consistency in providing exceptional academic outcomes for our students,” said Tom Beaver, head media relations officer for the College.

In the Regional Universities North category, the College is ranked behind Providence College in Rhode Island and Fairfield University in Connecticut. Three schools tied for third place, including the College, Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Md., and Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.


These rankings, taken together with our strong placement on other prominent lists, reaffirm that a TCNJ education is not only outstanding, but also a tremendous value,” Beaver said.

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