Seton Hill University was again named among the Best Regional Universities in the North in the 2021 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The university was also lauded as a Best College for Veterans and a Best Value School. The rankings are available online at

Seton Hill is ranked No. 43 among Regional Universities in the North. In addition, Seton Hill is ranked No. 20 among Regional Universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans and No. 22 in the region for Best Value Schools. The university moved up and achieved higher rankings in all three categories for 2021.

“Seton Hill’s consistent recognition among the best regional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report is a testament to the university’s longstanding commitment to offering high-quality academic programs undergirded with the liberal arts that prepare students for the global marketplace,” Seton Hill president Mary C. Finger said. “The rankings also highlight the outstanding work of Seton Hill’s faculty and staff in preparing students for their future endeavors.”

Dr. Finger added, “Seton Hill’s accolade as a Best College for Veterans underscores the university’s efforts to provide our nation’s veterans with educational opportunities — a commitment that dates back to World War II when Seton Hill accepted male veterans to attend classes at the then women’s school. Seton Hill’s continuing support of veterans and their dependents is evident through the university’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funds to veterans using the GI Bill, and our recently-established affinity group for Seton Hill alumni veterans.”

“We are also pleased that Seton Hill’s commitment to affordability is again being lauded by U.S. News & World Report,” Dr. Finger added. “Especially in these uncertain economic times, Seton Hill is working to ensure that all academically talented students.”

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