North American Partner Universities Amongst the Top 10% Across the USA

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Study Group’s North American partner universities are highlighted in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Our partners are ranked in the top 10% of all universities in the U.S., which is home to approximately 4,500 universities nationwide. 

James Madison University

James Madison University, Study Group’s longest-standing U.S. partner, is now a top national university, having previously been designated as a regional university in the southern U.S. It is now ranked as the #151 national university in the U.S., and is amongst the top 3.3% of all U.S. universities.

Students are highly engaged with their professors at JMU, as demonstrated by the #41 undergraduate teaching ranking for the university. U.S. News & World Report highlights JMU in other areas as well:

  • #108 best engineering program (non-doctorate-offering schools)
  • #72 top public schools (top 32% of all 277 universities)
  • #108 best undergraduate business program

Baylor University

Baylor University is ranked #77 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, placing this prestigious university in the top 1.7% of all US institutions. Baylor received high rankings for its focus on student success, being named #10 in the nation for best first-year student experience as well as:

  • #16 for best undergraduate teaching
  • #20 for most innovative schools
  • #21 for undergraduate research / creative projects

The university is highly ranked for subject-specific programs as well:

  • #64 undergraduate business programs, with sub-rankings of #8 in entrepreneurship and #44 in accounting
  • #104 undergraduate engineering programs (doctorate-offering school)
  • #141 undergraduate computer science programs

DePaul University

DePaul University is ranked as the #137 top national university, listing this highly recognizable university in the top 3% of all US institutions, with a Best Value ranking of #65. Also, DePaul’s undergraduate programs are amongst the top in the nation: #86 for business and #172 for computer science.

Other Notable Rankings

Our other partner universities achieved the following national rankings, placing them in the top 10% of all universities in the U.S.

  • University of Hartford: #234 in the nation (top 5%)
    • #70 best engineering program (non-doctorate-offering school) 
  • Florida Atlantic University: #263 in the nation (top 6%)
    • #26 in the U.S. for undergraduate studies in international business, as well as the top 175 undergraduate business programs overall
  • Lipscomb University: #212 in the nation
  • Long Island University: Top 450 university
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi: Top 450 university
    • #70 best engineering program (non-doctorate-offering school)

Additionally, Western Washington University is a highly ranking regional university, at #14 in the Regional West (top 12%) and is ranked #59 for best engineering program (non-doctorate-offering school) at a national level.

Study Group Chief Executive Ian Crichton said,

“We would like to congratulate our American partner universities on the recognition of the high-quality education they provide to students from across the world which is highlighted in these important rankings. Students enrolling at these universities benefit from outstanding teaching and a supportive study environment. They also give back as part of a vibrant international community which is an asset to all students, whether from the US or overseas. 

“We are also delighted our graduates enjoy such an excellent foundation for their chosen careers, one which will rightly be recognised around the world.”

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