Emerson rises to number seven in best regional universities

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief

Emerson is tied at number seven in best regional universities North rankings for 2022-2023, according to the U.S. News & World Report, moving up one spot from last year’s rankings. 

Emerson shares its rank with Bryant University—a private university in Smithfield, RI. 

“I am extremely pleased that once again, Emerson’s hard work and innovation in teaching and advancing communications and the arts has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and its peer institutions,” Interim President William Gilligan said, according to Emerson Today.

The college is tied at number ten in best undergraduate teaching with Manhattan College and the State University of New York at Oswego, and tied at number seven in most innovative schools with Berklee College of Music and The College of New Jersey. It is also ranked number 55 in best value school. In August, Emerson ranked sixth in the top American film schools for the second year.

U.S. News & World Report uses nine weighted categories to determine their best university rankings. The most weighted categories for this academic year’s rankings include graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, and faculty resources for the 2021-2022 academic year. Researchers and academic officials are also consulted in the ranking process. 

In The Princeton Review, Emerson made the best 388 colleges for the 2023 edition. It also ranked fourth for best college radio stations, eighth for best college theater programs, 19th for LGBTQ-friendly and most politically active students, 22nd for a college city that gets high marks, and 26th for top 50 green colleges.