Spring Arbor University Ranked Top Tier University Seven Years Running

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U.S. News & World Report lists Spring Arbor University as one of the nation's top tier schools for the seventh year in a row.

A beautiful foggy morning on Spring Arbor University's campus

A beautiful foggy morning on Spring Arbor University's campus

U.S. News & World Report’s U.S. Best Colleges reveals Spring Arbor University as a top tier Midwest Regional University. Categories in which scores improved include freshman retention rate – which indicates satisfaction with the university – and percent of classes with under twenty students – which indicates a favorably small student/faculty ratio. Of the 113 top tier universities ranked, Spring Arbor University came in at 64, a position in keeping with those from previous year’s rankings.

Spring Arbor University president Dr. Brent Ellis sees the truth in action that this ranking reflects, saying “Spring Arbor University is a unique institution where we are not merely satisfied with our students becoming people of knowledge, but push them to understand how to apply their knowledge as critical participants in the contemporary world. Our graduates are people of wisdom. The rankings affirm the great work and dedication of our faculty and staff.”

U.S. News and World Report uses a unique methodology to rank schools, weighing categories such as peer assessment, retention and graduation rates, faculty and financial resources, student selectivity and alumni giving. For consideration within the rankings of Regional Universities, schools must offer a full range of undergraduate programs as well as some master’s programs; however, doctoral programs on offer are often limited.

Located in Spring Arbor, Michigan, Spring Arbor University provides its students a liberal arts education grounded in the Wesleyan tradition of the Free Methodist Church. Encouraging students to lead lives of wisdom, the university offers opportunities for associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees at sites throughout Michigan and Ohio.

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