UVF Listed in Best Regional Colleges Rank

by Office of Marketing | Oct 29, 2014
US News & World Report Ranking
US News & World Report
The University of Valley Forge (UVF) was ranked in the top 50 on the U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Colleges list for 2015, for the North region. This ranking is a wonderful recognition by one of the largest multi-platform publishers of news and information. Its series of consumer guides include the ranking of high schools, colleges and graduate schools.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked colleges since 1983. The annual rankings are a way to help students and their families begin their search for the best academic experience to fit their college plan. Regional colleges are divided into four regions: North, South, Midwest and West. The selected colleges ranked “focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts discipline,” as noted on the U.S. News & World Report website.
Up to 16 different factors of academic distinction are gathered from every college and weighed against the U.S. News measuring standards. The rank examines academics, tuition rate, freshman retention, graduation rates, clubs and sports. Each college is ranked against other colleges in the same region based on the data collected. The positive feedback is encouraging news for the campus and its community. As President Don Meyer, Ph.D., said, “It is a significant recognition of the incredible things taking place here on our campus.” 
Kevin Beery, D.S.L., vice president of academic affairs, commented on the statistics published on the website. “At the University of Valley Forge, we take enrollment, retention and graduation rates very seriously,” he said. “Our commitment to each of our students is that, as they pursue their degrees, the institution provides the support they need for a timely graduation. We have exceptional students, and this honor is a testimony to their ability and tenacity.” 
This year has proven to be a year of wonderful achievements and historical importance for UVF. On Sept. 16, the university changed its name from Valley Forge Christian College to the University of Valley Forge. Also this fall, the university added seven new majors including criminal justice and sports management. Digital media and organizational leadership graduate degree programs were also introduced this fall. These developments demonstrate the tremendous growth that UVF has experienced and serve as motivation to continue reaching new distinctions. “We are grateful for God’s faithfulness over the past 75 years, and we now anticipate limitless possibilities as we look toward the future,” President Meyer said. 

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