Saint Anselm College is ranked #89 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2024 Best National Liberal Arts College list. The 2024 rankings guide is based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, academic reputation among peers, and faculty resources. 

U.S. News evaluated nearly 1,500 U.S. four-year bachelor's degree-granting institutions on as many as 19 measures for its 39th rankings edition. Institutions were placed into one of four categories: Best National Universities, Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Best Regional Universities, and Best College Universities. The Best Liberal Arts Colleges category focuses almost exclusively on undergrad education and at least 50% degrees in art and sciences. 

“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country,” said President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D. “This year’s U.S. News ranking is a reflection of the deeply student-centric approach of our faculty, our staff, our monastic community, and all members of our Anselmian family. We will continue providing a transformative experience to prepare our students for not only successful career outcomes, but also successful life outcomes.”

Saint Anselm was also well-ranked on several other U.S. News lists including: 

Cost is a significant consideration for most families when choosing a college. U.S. News’ “best value liberal arts colleges” list based rankings on indicators such as academic quality, and cost after financial aid. At Saint Anselm College, 100% of first-year students in 2022 received some type of gift or grant aid. In addition, 98% of 2022 graduates were employed, in graduate school, or engaged in service within six months of graduation. 

Ranked #133 among 656 nursing programs from around the country, the reputation of Saint Anselm College’s undergraduate nursing program continues to shine on a national level. Saint Anselm is the highest ranked nursing program of any school in U.S. News’ national liberal arts list. With a strong reputation in New England, Saint Anselm nursing students consistently outpace the national average on the NCLEX licensure exam and find placements in some of the top hospitals in the country. 

Building on more than 60 years of success in the nursing field, Saint Anselm College recently launched a new School of Nursing and Health Sciences led by Dean and Professor of Practice Diane M. Uzarski, DNP, MPH, RN. A highly regarded healthcare leader from Duke University, Dean Uzarski brings a diverse nursing career with experiences in research and academic healthcare leadership to the Hilltop. 

In addition to housing the nursing program, the college’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences will also be home to the public health and health science majors. Construction begins soon on a new, state-of-the-art facility expecting to be 40,000-50,000 square feet and will include nursing simulation labs, high-fidelity patient simulators, classrooms, office space, and other special features. It will support undergraduate programs as well as future graduate and certificate programs in nursing and health professions.