New Haven, Conn., September 14, 2020 – Albertus Magnus College is once again in the educational spotlight, this time in US News & World Report's 2021 college rankings, included as a Top 100 Regional University in the North and featured among the top performers in four additional categories: Best Value; Best for Veterans; Top Performers on Social Mobility; and a new category – Best Undergraduate Teaching. As a Best Value school, Albertus Magnus was praised for both academic quality and cost. In the Best for Veterans ranking, the College was noted for its affordability, building on its designation as a Purple Heart College, a Top 10 Military Friendly School, and a Military Friendly Spouse School that welcomes and supports those returning to college after serving our country in the military. As a top Social Mobility College, Albertus Magnus received accolades for its success in graduating low income students who receive Federal Pell Grants. For Best Undergraduate Teaching, the faculty is applauded for its unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
"These consistent external accolades in recent years demonstrate the growing awareness of and importance in the values- and liberal arts-based education offered by Albertus Magnus and how it prepares our graduates for a lifetime of professional success and civic engagement," said President Marc M. Camille, Ed.D. "To once again be recognized – both in these unprecedented times and in our 95th Anniversary Year -- is particularly affirming and special."
The US News recognition follow's the College's recent inclusion among Money's 2020 Best Colleges in America, ranked by value.
Succeeding 2019's largest ever incoming class, the recently arrived 200 members of the fall 2020 first-year and transfer class represent the second largest class in Albertus Magnus College's history and were selected from an all-time record total of more than 1,750 applicants, an increase of 15-percent over the previous year's then record total.
About Albertus Magnus College
About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.