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With 2022 U.S. News Rankings, 5 Shorelight Universities Stay in the Top 100

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By Shorelight Team
Published on September 13, 2021

Which universities are the best in the nation? Check out the five internationally friendly colleges that U.S. News & World Report rank among the best for 2022.

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The most-anticipated day in higher education has arrived: the announcement of the new U.S. News & World Report college rankings! For 2022, five Shorelight universities have again made the top 100, with many outstanding academic programs also receiving top-10 undergraduate degree rankings. Check out the highlights, then reach out to our advisors to start your journey to a top-ranked school that’s looking to enroll international students like you. 

Shorelight Universities in the Top 100 Best Colleges

For 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked: 

University of Massachusetts Amherst

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

68

American University

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79 (tie)

Gonzaga University

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

79 (tie)

Auburn University

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

99 (tie)

University of Utah

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

99 (tie)

Additionally, the University of Illinois Chicago (#103), University of Dayton (#127), and Florida International University (#162) saw big jumps in their rankings for 2022 – which means that their outstanding academic programs, strong student outcomes, and overall quality experiences are getting much-deserved attention! 

Shorelight Universities ranked in the 100-200 Best Colleges

For 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked: 

University of Illinois Chicago

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

103

University of South Carolina

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

117

University of Kansas

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

122

University of Dayton

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

127

University of the Pacific

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

136

University of Mississippi

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

148 (tie)

University of Central Florida

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

148 (tie)

Florida International University

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

162

Adelphi University

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

172 (tie)

Louisiana State University

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

172 (tie)

Check out the latest rankings for all Shorelight universities > 

Shorelight Universities with Top 10 Undergraduate Degree Programs

Best does not just apply to an entire school – the experts at U.S. News & World Report also evaluate bachelor degree programs for academic quality, student satisfaction, and success after graduation. Here are a few standouts for 2022.

University of South Carolina

Program

International Business

U.S. News 2022 Ranking

1

Florida International University

Program

International Business

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2

American University

Program

International Business

U.S. News 2022 Ranking

8

University of Utah

Program

Game Development

U.S. News 2022 Ranking

3

University of Utah

Program

Entrepreneurship

U.S. News 2022 Ranking

8

How to Use University Rankings

University rankings are a measure of quality that can help student applicants (and their families) during the university research process. Use university rankings as just one way to narrow down your choices about where to apply

There are no official government rankings for “best” or “top” universities in the US. Different organizations, such as U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and Shanghai Rankings, among others, create their own criteria systems, evaluate schools based on that criteria, and then publish the results. 

As just one example, U.S. News & World Report uses criteria focusing on reputation, research, and publication categories when it evaluates universities to be included in their annual global college rankings, Best Colleges list, and rankings by major

Want to learn more about how to use college rankings in your college research process? Check out our Guide to US University Rankings & Accreditations or get in touch with our enrollment counselors. Our expert advisors can offer tailored advice, based on your goals and interests, on how to use university rankings based on what you want to study and your future career plans.  

Remember, rankings are just one resource for you to use as you consider your study in the US plans – and they will not be able to cover all the different ways a college can offer an outstanding experience.  In fact, many colleges not included in the top rankings still offer prestigious programs and amazing outcomes! As you start your US university journey, keep in mind that there are many places that will provide you with a great education, lifelong friends, and exciting opportunities. Start your research with the 2022 rankings – but remember not to end your search with them!

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