Marywood University is now ranked #22 Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, making Marywood a great, centrally located option for students in Northeastern Pennsylvania who want to stay closer to home. Ranked at #30 on the Best Colleges “Undergraduate Teaching” (Regional Universities North) list, Marywood has been deemed by top academics as committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner. On the “Best Regional Universities North” list, Marywood maintained its solid #50 ranking overall. This notable placement among institutions from seven states demonstrates Marywood’s enduring quality and consistency as a higher education provider in the region. Additional rankings included tie rankings at #46 in Best Colleges for Veterans, for which Marywood University was the only local institution ranked, and #64 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.
Marywood University also has earned impressive placements, both nationally and statewide, in the 2024 Niche College Rankings. Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, compared Marywood with thousands of institutions nationwide and hundreds of institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania.
Marywood earned high marks in a number of categories, most notably:
- Best Catholic Colleges in America (#46) and in Pennsylvania (#4)
- Best College Dorms in America (#57) and in Pennsylvania (#5)
- Best Small Colleges in America (#186) and Pennsylvania (#10), with Marywood University as the highest-ranking local institution on the list
- Colleges with the Best Academics in Pennsylvania (#28)
- Best Colleges for Architecture in America (#31), which puts Marywood in the top 20% of architecture schools nationwide.
- Best Colleges for Education in Pennsylvania (#16)
- Best College Campuses in Pennsylvania (#18)
- Safest College Campuses in Pennsylvania (#23)
Marywood’s Quality and Value Recognized by “Best Colleges”
"U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges" ranking deems Marywood University the Best Value among Northeast PA colleges.
Business Students Win Awards at X-Culture Global Business Plan Competition
Marywood students were members of two of the four winning teams selected by company executives—tying the highest college-winning representation at the conference.
Marywood Earns Impressive Placements in 2024 Niche College Rankings
Both nationally and statewide, Marywood earned high marks in the 2024 Niche College Rankings.
Marywood Designated as a PA Hunger-Free+ Campus
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has recognized Marywood's leadership in the area of college student food security.
Illustration Program Ranks Among Top Nationally
Marywood's illustration program has attained noteworthy placements among the top programs in the state, region, and nation in the 2023 Illustration School Rankings.
Architecture Students Earn Second Place Finish in National Design Challenge
Marywood University’s School of Architecture (MUSOA) captured second place honors in the Retrofit Housing division in the final stage of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2023 Design Challenge.
Marywood Named a Voter Friendly Campus
Marywood University was recently named a Voter Friendly Campus by Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as part of the nationwide Voter Friendly Campus initiative.
Marywood University’s MFA Program Ranks Among Top 10 in the Nation
Marywood's MFA program has been ranked at #4 nationally by Best Value Schools. Marywood University is the only regional insititution to earn this national recognition.
Marywood’s Online Master of Public Administration Program Ranked Among Best in Nation
Marywood’s public administration programs earned top honors for overall quality, affordability, and commitment to student success.
Aviation Management Program Ranks #5 as “2023 Top Ten Flight Schools and Universities in Pennsylvania”
Marywood University is the only university in the region that offers a bachelor's degree in aviation management.
Chamber Singers Earn Honorable Mention as Finalists in National Choral Competition
The Marywood University Chamber Singers are one of two collegiate choral ensembles in the small program division to receive an Honorable Mention for the 2022 American Prize in Choral Performance.
Marywood University Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation
Marywood has a steadfast and ongoing commitment to support the distinctive educational needs of its veteran, current military, and dependent students.
Marywood Recognized as One of America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting
Student efforts to increase voter registration and voting rates have earned Marywood University national recognition as one of "America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting."
Marywood Earns Region's "Best Value," among other Distinctions, in Latest US News "Best Colleges" Rankings
Marywood University is the highest ranked local four-year private college in the "Best Value" and "Best College for Veterans" categories, with strong rankings in the "Best Regional Universities North" and "Top Performers in Social Media" categories.
Marywood Recognized: 2022-23 Colleges of Distinction
Marywood University has been recognized nationally for its high-impact approach to education and its honorable commitment to engaged, experiential education by Colleges of Distinction
Marywood Ranks Among Top 50 Architecture Degrees
Learn.org stated that while earning their career-enhancing degree, students can access world-class facilities that were built with sustainability in mind and re-use the school’s former natatorium and gymnasium.
Marywood Has Top Graphic Design and Illustration Programs
Graphic Design program ranks among the top 10 in Pennsylvania, and its Illustration program ranks number 4 in the state and number 18 on the east coast for 2021, by Animation Career Review.
Marywood Named a 2021-2022 College of Distinction
Marywood University has been recognized nationally for its high-impact approach to education
Marywood University Ranks Among Best in 2021 Global Ranking
#8 in Best in Pennsylvania Offering Architecture Programs
Marywood Named Best Value College in Pennsylvania in 2020
#17 by bestvalueschools.org for both its traditional and online delivery formats
Marywood Among Money's 2020 Best Colleges
27 factors under the umbrella criteria included quality of education; affordability; and outcomes as part of their of ranking
Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D., MSW, LSW - Named Social Work Educator of the Year
Lloyd L. Lyter named Social Work Educator of the Year.
Military Times Ranks Marywood University Among Best for Vets: Colleges 2017
Marywood University offers the “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” in veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic success, according to Military Times.
Early Childhood Education Program Ranks Among Best in the Nation
“Schools found on this list would be an excellent choice for an individual looking to prepare for a career in this teaching field." ~ Study.com
Marywood University Ends Fall Semester with Strong Ratings and Rankings
Top honors for the University, students, staff, and faculty.
Marywood's Higher Education Program Earns Top Ranking
Top ranking for Best Online Master’s in Higher Education Degree Programs by Intelligent.com.
Worthy Achievement for the Art Department at Marywood
The Commission on Accreditation further commends Marywood for its achievement in educational quality and services in art and design.
Top Ranking for Financial Aid for International Students
On average, Marywood University gave $20,099 to an international student seeking financial aid.
Marywood Receives Top Ranking for Management Information Systems Program
The research identifies the top programs in the nation based on curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.
The University's Art Therapy Programs Receive Top Rankings
The bachelor of arts in art therapy degree program at Marywood University is offered to those who plan to pursue a master’s degree, and students can complete both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in just five years.
Marywood Ranks Best Value, Best College for Veterans, and Best Colleges North by U.S. News & World Report
#20 of the regional universities (North) ranked for “Best Value,” Marywood ranked as one of the highest of the five local four-year private colleges included in this category.
Master's in Higher Education Program Ranks Among Top
#27 in the Top 45 Master’s in Higher Education Programs and as the best program at a Catholic University by Intelligent.com.
Marywood Ranks Among Top Tier 1 Colleges and Universities
“Transparency and value in higher education is paramount—parents are telling us. Accordingly, we rank colleges by the outcomes of their graduates—including jobs and salaries, graduation rates, student loan payback rates, and other factors.”
U.S. News Ranks Marywood University Best Value among Northeast PA Colleges
At #29 of 60 regional universities (North) ranked for “Best Value,” Marywood ranked as one of the highest of the five local four-year private colleges included in this category.
Master of Business Administration Program Receives Top Ranking
Selected as a top-ranking school based on academic and career resources for MBA students, the quality of education in business, faculty, and more
Psychology Department Recognized Nationally
The Psy.D. program at Marywood trains students to provide state-of-the-art, ethical, humane and culturally sensitive clinical services to diverse populations.
U.S. News and World Report - Best Value College
#19 of 75 regional universities (North) ranked for “Best Value,” Marywood ranked as one of the highest of the five local four-year private colleges included in this category.
Marywood University is One of the 2021 Best Allied Health Professions Schools
Highlights includes #7 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in Pennsylvania; #9 Best Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services Master’s Degree Schools; #19 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region
Ranked #1 for Nutrition Program
Marywood among top-ranked "Best Value Online Colleges" in Pennsylvania
Placement based on “Marywood University’s mission to help students to ‘live responsibly in an interdependent world.’