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Best Catholic Colleges & Universities
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2019

May 29, 2019
Best Catholic Colleges Universities 2019

The College Consensus ranking of the Best Catholic Colleges & Universities is comprehensive by design, bringing the results of the most trusted ranking publishers together with the most reputable student review sites. Catholic colleges have long been an international standard for academic quality and rigor, but prospective students can look to College Consensus for a thorough look at the Catholic schools in America recognized as the best across the board. With a wide selection of Catholic institutions in the US, students trust College Consensus’ ranking to show them the choice that is right for their needs.

How Did We Make Our Ranking of the Best Catholic Colleges & Universities?

College Consensus is built around the idea of putting together an all-encompassing, aggregate ranking of colleges. To do it, Consensus combines the rankings of nationally and internationally cited publishers like the WalletHub, the Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report to determine the Publisher Rating. On the other hand, Consensus gathers ratings from reputable student reviews like Cappex, Niche, and Students Review to make an overall Student Review Rating. Together, you have the Consensus Rating, and a means to rank all colleges and universities both objectively and subjectively.

For centuries, the Catholic Church has been central to higher education, with Medieval and Renaissance-era schools setting standards for scholarly life. A lot has changed in a millennium, but what hasn’t changed is the academic reputation of Catholic education. From business and law to medicine and STEM research, Catholic colleges and universities continue to develop and transform, while holding on to the traditions of faith, community, and service leadership that define Catholic education. Whether Catholic or not, students can look to College Consensus’ Best Catholic Colleges ranking for guidance to the college or university that meets their need for academic, professional, social, and personal growth and development.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

College Consensus’ aggregate rankings are designed for prospective students and their families, who want a simpler way to compare colleges. There’s an overwhelming number of college rankings out there, all with their own methods, emphases, and biases, but College Consensus cuts through it all by taking in in each other reputable ranking and student review. By putting expert and students perspectives on an equal footing, College Consensus intends to help students and families see the full scope of how their choices stack up against each other. Read more about the College Consensus methodology on the About page.

Note: The Top Consensus Ranked Catholic Colleges are listed in descending order by their Consensus score. In the event of ties, schools are ranked in alphabetical order with the same rank number.

1

University of Notre Dame

ND
81.3
College Consensus
79.4
Publisher Consensus
83.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

2

Providence College

providence
77.8
College Consensus
79.8
Publisher Consensus
75.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

3

Loyola University Maryland

maryland loyola
77.4
College Consensus
77.9
Publisher Consensus
76.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

4

Georgetown University

georgetown
77
College Consensus
77
Publisher Consensus
76.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

5

College of the Holy Cross

holy cross
76.7
College Consensus
74.2
Publisher Consensus
79.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

6

Fairfield University

fairfield U
75.9
College Consensus
80.4
Publisher Consensus
71.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

7

Thomas Aquinas College

Thomas Aquinas
74.2
College Consensus
66
Publisher Consensus
82.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

8

Santa Clara University

santa clara
74
College Consensus
76.5
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

9

Creighton University

creighton
73.4
College Consensus
74.9
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

10

University of Scranton

scranton
73.3
College Consensus
68.6
Publisher Consensus
78.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

11

University of Portland

UofPortland
72.9
College Consensus
70.2
Publisher Consensus
75.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

12

Loyola Marymount University

LMU
72.4
College Consensus
72.6
Publisher Consensus
72.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

13

Boston College

Boston College
71.9
College Consensus
69.4
Publisher Consensus
74.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

14

Gonzaga University

gonzaga
71.8
College Consensus
69.7
Publisher Consensus
74
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

15

Saint Joseph’s University

St. Josephs University
71.3
College Consensus
69.2
Publisher Consensus
73.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

16

Villanova University

Villanova
70.2
College Consensus
64.8
Publisher Consensus
75.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

17

Xavier University

Xavier University Cincinnati
70.1
College Consensus
63.4
Publisher Consensus
76.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

18

Seattle University

SeattleUniversity 2 sized
69.7
College Consensus
66.7
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

19

College of Saint Benedict

CSaintBens
69.6
College Consensus
59.8
Publisher Consensus
79.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

20

Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola NOLA
69.5
College Consensus
60.7
Publisher Consensus
78.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

21

Carroll College

Carroll College
69.4
College Consensus
68
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

22

Clarke University

Clarke University
68.6
College Consensus
60.4
Publisher Consensus
76.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

23

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary of the Woods College
68.5
College Consensus
60
Publisher Consensus
77.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

24

University of St Francis

USF Joliet
68.5
College Consensus
60.8
Publisher Consensus
76.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

25

Saint Edward’s University

St. Edwards University
68.5
College Consensus
58
Publisher Consensus
79
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

26

Saint Mary’s College of California

Saint Marys California
68.5
College Consensus
65
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

27

St Bonaventure University

StBonaventure
68.2
College Consensus
58.6
Publisher Consensus
77.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

28

University of Dallas

UniversityDallas
67.9
College Consensus
60.8
Publisher Consensus
74.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

29

University of San Diego

University San Diego
67.8
College Consensus
59.1
Publisher Consensus
76.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

30

John Carroll University

JCU
67.1
College Consensus
66.2
Publisher Consensus
68
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

31

Misericordia University

Misericordia University
66.9
College Consensus
58.3
Publisher Consensus
75.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

32

Fordham University

Fordham University
66.9
College Consensus
59.5
Publisher Consensus
74.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

33

Saint Johns University

SJU MN
66.8
College Consensus
58.5
Publisher Consensus
75
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

34

Manhattan College

Manhattan College
66.6
College Consensus
64.2
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

35

Molloy College

Molloy College
66.4
College Consensus
61.7
Publisher Consensus
71.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

36

Saint Norbert College

Saint Norbert College
66.2
College Consensus
53.2
Publisher Consensus
79.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

37

Dominican University

Dominican University
66.1
College Consensus
64.8
Publisher Consensus
67.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

38

Le Moyne College

LeMoyne College
66.1
College Consensus
61.4
Publisher Consensus
70.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

39

University of Dayton

dayton chapel
65.6
College Consensus
53
Publisher Consensus
78.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

40

Saint Michael’s College

StMikes
65.6
College Consensus
53.5
Publisher Consensus
77.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

41

Assumption College

Assumption College stained glass
65.4
College Consensus
60.9
Publisher Consensus
69.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

42

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University
65.2
College Consensus
58.8
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

43

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University
65.2
College Consensus
58.7
Publisher Consensus
71.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

44

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville
65.1
College Consensus
55.8
Publisher Consensus
74.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

45

Marquette University

marquette hall
65.1
College Consensus
57.4
Publisher Consensus
72.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

46

Benedictine College

benedictine college 1200 444
65.1
College Consensus
56.8
Publisher Consensus
73.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

47

Saint Mary’s College

Saint Marys College Indiana
65.1
College Consensus
59
Publisher Consensus
71.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

48

St. Mary’s University

st marys aerial view
65
College Consensus
59.2
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

49

University of Saint Joseph

USJ CT
64.9
College Consensus
60.7
Publisher Consensus
69.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

50

College of Our Lady of the Elms

elms college
64.9
College Consensus
54.4
Publisher Consensus
75.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

51

Canisius College

Canisius College
64.9
College Consensus
60.2
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

52

Saint Anselm College

Saint Anselm College
64.9
College Consensus
59.2
Publisher Consensus
70.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

53

St Catherine University

St Catherine University
64.9
College Consensus
58.9
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

54

Brescia University

brescia University
64.7
College Consensus
55.4
Publisher Consensus
74
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

55

Gannon University

Gannon
64.5
College Consensus
57.1
Publisher Consensus
72
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

56

Stonehill College

Stonehill College
64.5
College Consensus
57.1
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

57

University of San Francisco

University of San Francisco
64.5
College Consensus
56.5
Publisher Consensus
72.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

58

Sacred Heart University

sacred heart
64.4
College Consensus
56.7
Publisher Consensus
72.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

59

Salve Regina University

salve regina
64.4
College Consensus
60.1
Publisher Consensus
68.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

60

Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University Louisiana
64.2
College Consensus
57.5
Publisher Consensus
70.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

61

Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University
64.1
College Consensus
59
Publisher Consensus
69.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

62

Loras College

Loras
64.1
College Consensus
58.8
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

63

The College of Saint Scholastica

TheCSS
64
College Consensus
53
Publisher Consensus
75
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

64

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Mount Saint Marys University
63.6
College Consensus
58.4
Publisher Consensus
68.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

65

Merrimack College

Merrimack College
63.5
College Consensus
58.3
Publisher Consensus
68.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

66

Mount St. Mary’s University

mountSTMary
63.3
College Consensus
57.3
Publisher Consensus
69.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

67

Saint Ambrose University

Saint Ambrose University
63.3
College Consensus
53.2
Publisher Consensus
73.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

68

La Salle University

La Salle University
63.2
College Consensus
59.2
Publisher Consensus
67.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

69

King’s College

kings
63.2
College Consensus
56.8
Publisher Consensus
69.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

70

Regis University

Regis University
63.1
College Consensus
55.7
Publisher Consensus
70.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

71

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy
63
College Consensus
61.7
Publisher Consensus
64.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

72

Marian University (IN)

marian Indiana
62.8
College Consensus
53.8
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

73

Niagara University

Niagara University
62.8
College Consensus
54.1
Publisher Consensus
71.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

74

Ursuline College

Ursuline College
62.7
College Consensus
53.4
Publisher Consensus
72.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

75

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College
62.7
College Consensus
54.6
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

76

Siena College

Siena College
62.6
College Consensus
54
Publisher Consensus
71.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

77

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

USF Fort Wayne
62.4
College Consensus
47.7
Publisher Consensus
77.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

78

Duquesne University

Duquesne
62.4
College Consensus
54.1
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

79

DePaul University

DePaul University
62.4
College Consensus
52.2
Publisher Consensus
72.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

80

Marywood University

Marywood University
62.3
College Consensus
55.7
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

81

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago
62.3
College Consensus
56.5
Publisher Consensus
68.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

82

Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University
62.3
College Consensus
58.2
Publisher Consensus
66.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

83

Catholic University of America

catholic university america
62.1
College Consensus
54.6
Publisher Consensus
69.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

84

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit University
62.1
College Consensus
57.8
Publisher Consensus
66.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

85

University of St Thomas (MN)

University of St Thomas
62.1
College Consensus
50.8
Publisher Consensus
73.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

86

Saint Peter’s University

Saint Peters U
61.8
College Consensus
54.6
Publisher Consensus
68.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

87

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University
61.7
College Consensus
56.6
Publisher Consensus
66.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

88

Spring Hill College

spring hill college avenue azaleas
61.6
College Consensus
50.5
Publisher Consensus
72.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

89

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
61.6
College Consensus
47.9
Publisher Consensus
75.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

90

DeSales University

DeSalesUniversity
61.5
College Consensus
53.8
Publisher Consensus
69.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

91

Alverno College

AlvernoCollege
61.4
College Consensus
50.8
Publisher Consensus
72.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

92

Holy Names University

Holy Names University
61.1
College Consensus
49.6
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

93

Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College
61.1
College Consensus
53.1
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

94

Lewis University

lewis u
61.1
College Consensus
57.5
Publisher Consensus
64.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

95

Aquinas College

Aquinas College
60.7
College Consensus
48.3
Publisher Consensus
73.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

96

Edgewood College

Edgewood College
60.7
College Consensus
46.7
Publisher Consensus
74.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

97

Thomas More College

Thomas More college
60.7
College Consensus
47
Publisher Consensus
74.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

98

Seton Hill University

Seton Hill
60.6
College Consensus
52.3
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

99

Saint John Fisher College

Saint John Fisher College
60.6
College Consensus
50
Publisher Consensus
71.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

100

Newman University

60.5
College Consensus
49.6
Publisher Consensus
71.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

101

Iona College

Iona College
60.4
College Consensus
52.6
Publisher Consensus
68.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

102

Seton Hall University

Seton hall University
60.2
College Consensus
52.3
Publisher Consensus
68.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

103

Caldwell University

Caldwell University
60
College Consensus
57.8
Publisher Consensus
62.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

104

Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University
59.8
College Consensus
52.7
Publisher Consensus
66.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

105

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University Honolulu
59.7
College Consensus
46.3
Publisher Consensus
73
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

106

St Thomas University

St Thomas University
59.5
College Consensus
49.5
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

107

University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word
59.4
College Consensus
48.5
Publisher Consensus
70.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

108

Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary College NY
59.4
College Consensus
48.8
Publisher Consensus
69.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

109

Viterbo University

Viterbo University
59
College Consensus
42.2
Publisher Consensus
75.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

110

Notre Dame de Namur University

Notre Dame De Namur University
58.9
College Consensus
47.1
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

111

Quincy University

Quincy University
58.6
College Consensus
46.1
Publisher Consensus
71.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

112

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University
58.5
College Consensus
45.1
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

113

Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University
58.2
College Consensus
49.6
Publisher Consensus
66.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

114

St John’s University-New York

St Johns University New York
57.8
College Consensus
48.2
Publisher Consensus
67.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

115

Saint Martin’s University

Saint Martins University
57.8
College Consensus
51.1
Publisher Consensus
64.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

116

Barry University

Barry University
57.6
College Consensus
47.8
Publisher Consensus
67.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

117

Marymount University

Marymount
57.6
College Consensus
50.9
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

118

Rosemont College

57.5
College Consensus
48.6
Publisher Consensus
66.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

119

Neumann University

57.3
College Consensus
44.4
Publisher Consensus
70.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

120

Chestnut Hill College

ChestnutHill
56.9
College Consensus
48.7
Publisher Consensus
65.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

121

Alvernia University

Alvernia University
56
College Consensus
48.3
Publisher Consensus
63.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

122

Carlow University

Carlow University
55.6
College Consensus
51.3
Publisher Consensus
60
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

123

Our Lady of the Lake University

Our Lady the Lake University
55
College Consensus
42.1
Publisher Consensus
67.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

124

Immaculata University

Immaculata University
54.8
College Consensus
44.9
Publisher Consensus
64.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

125

University of Mary

university mary
54.2
College Consensus
44.1
Publisher Consensus
64.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

126

La Roche College

La Roche College
53.7
College Consensus
39
Publisher Consensus
68.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

127

College of Mount Saint Vincent

College Mount Saint Vincent
51.6
College Consensus
48.2
Publisher Consensus
55.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

128

Georgian Court University

51.2
College Consensus
41.8
Publisher Consensus
60.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

129

Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College e1524351649986
50.6
College Consensus
37
Publisher Consensus
64.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

130

Benedictine University

Benedictine University
50.6
College Consensus
33.8
Publisher Consensus
67.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

131

Marian University (WI)

49.8
College Consensus
32.9
Publisher Consensus
66.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019