September 13, 2021 | Matt Kucinski

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U.S. News & World Report released its 2022 Best Colleges Guidebook rankings today. In this year’s edition, Calvin University ranks fourth overall among all Midwest regional universities featured.

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The digital news and information company released the report online today, which helps prospective students and their families evaluate colleges and universities based on 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence, such as first-year retention rates, graduation rates, and the strength of faculty. The report also takes into account qualitative assessments by administrators at peer institutions.

Moving up

Among Midwest regional universities, Calvin moved up a spot to #3 in the “Best Undergraduate Teaching” category and moved into the #15 spot on the “Most Innovative Schools” list.

Calvin also continues to move up on the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” list, which ranks all colleges and universities in the United States that are non-doctorate-granting institutions. In 2022, Calvin University's engineering program moves up to #39, representing a 29-place improvement over the past two years.

Consistently featured

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, Calvin University was also given high marks by a number of other leading rankings guidebooks, including Fiske Guide to Colleges, Forbes, Money, Niche, Washington Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, to name a sampling.

And, the Princeton Review, which includes Calvin as one of the best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, also includes Calvin University for the tenth straight year on a very short list of institutions that excel in delivering Health Services to their students.

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