U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin No. 3 overall among Midwest regional universities in its “2020 Best Colleges Guidebook.” This marks the first year Calvin is ranked in the university category. (For the past three years, Calvin held the top spot in the Midwest regional colleges category.)

U.S. News’ top five Midwest regional universities are Butler, John Carroll, Calvin, Bradley, and Xavier.

The report 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.

In addition to the No. 3 overall ranking in its category, Calvin also garners U.S. News’ No. 5 ranking among Midwest regional universities on its “Best Undergraduate Teaching” list, is No. 18 on its “Best Value Schools” list, and ranks third for total percentage of international students.

When considering all colleges and universities included in all U.S. News & World Report categories, Calvin ranks No. 31 for “First-Year Experiences” and No. 50 for “Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects.”

Calvin’s engineering program is also included on the “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” list.