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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
Last updated on October 4, 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

U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges Ranking

#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

U.S. News 2022 Ranking

#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

2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed Rankings

It’s not just U.S. News & World Report that announced new rankings: Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed (THE) also recently released their 2022 report, featuring nearly 800 universities. Two Shorelight universities were included in the overall top 100, alongside several others recognized for excellence in highly competitive categories.

University of Illinois Chicago

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#91 - Best Universities in the US; #25 - Best Public Universities in the US

University of the Pacific

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#96 - Best Universities in the US; #71 - Best Private Universities in the US

University of Utah

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#34 - Best Public Universities in the US

University of Massachusetts Amherst

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#36 (tie) - Best Public Universities in the US

University of Kansas

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#58 (tie) - Best Public Universities in the US

University of South Carolina

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#75 - Best Public Universities in the US

University of Mississippi

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#77 - Best Public Universities in the US

Louisiana State University

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#78 (tie) - Best Public Universities in the US

Auburn University

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#82 - Best Public Universities in the US

University of Central Florida

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#88 - Best Public Universities in the US

Gonzaga University

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#66 (tie) - Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the US

Adelphi University

WSJ/THE 2022 Ranking

#90 - Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the US

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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