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Best Regional Universities – North
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2019

May 28, 2019
Best Regional Universities North 2019

College Consensus has applied its unique ranking to the 50 Consensus Best Regional Universities-North. This aggregate ranking gives students a more holistic picture of what the people in the know actually think about the colleges and universities in the north. We combine data from the most trusted published rankings, and the most reliable student reviews, to create a complete profile.

How Do We Rank the Best Regional Universities in the North?

The unique methodology used by College Consensus aggregates all of the reputable rankings and reviews. We find published rankings from influential publications like U.S. News & World Report, Wallethub, and The Wall Street Journal, to find the Publisher Rating. On the other side, we gather student reviews from legitimate sites like Niche and Cappex to determine an overall Student Review. Together, the two combine to form the College Consensus score.

The Consensus Best Regional Universities – North ranking profiles the institutions with a smaller reach than the large, all-encompassing major research universities. These are the schools doing the hard work of building an educated workforce, whether it’s certificate programs or pre-professional degrees. A regional university is defined by the Carnegie Classification as an institution with undergraduate and graduate programs, but not recognized at the doctoral level. In the North, elite liberal arts colleges, the Ivy League, and massive research universities get all the attention, but it’s the regional universities that make sure the job gets done.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

With the College Consensus method, every voice gets a say. Our ranking is not just based on college faculty and staff answering surveys, or just the opinions of disconnected experts, or just the experience of students – it’s everybody, given equal weight and opportunity. That means surprises, redefinitions, and, we hope, less bias and preconceived notions. It’s all about leveling the playing field. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

The Consensus Best Regional Universities-North 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

Providence College

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

2

Loyola University Maryland

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

3

Fairfield University

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

4

Bentley University

bentley
74.5
College Consensus
76
Publisher Consensus
73
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

5

Marist College

Marist College
73.6
College Consensus
69.9
Publisher Consensus
77.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

6

University of Scranton

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

7

Ithaca College

Ithaca
72.7
College Consensus
73.2
Publisher Consensus
72.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

8

Bryant University

Bryant University
71.4
College Consensus
74.3
Publisher Consensus
68.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

9

Saint Joseph’s University

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

10

The College of New Jersey

TCNJ
71.2
College Consensus
71.7
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

11

Simmons College

simmons
68.8
College Consensus
68.6
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

12

Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University
68.6
College Consensus
64.1
Publisher Consensus
73.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

13

St Bonaventure University

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

14

Emerson College

emerson
67.9
College Consensus
64.6
Publisher Consensus
71.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

15

SUNY College at Geneseo

Geneseo SUNY
67.3
College Consensus
60.4
Publisher Consensus
74.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

16

Lebanon Valley College

LVC
67.2
College Consensus
62.7
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

17

Misericordia University

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

18

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University
66.8
College Consensus
59.7
Publisher Consensus
73.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

19

Manhattan College

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

20

Molloy College

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

21

Le Moyne College

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

22

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

sunypoly exterior utica
65.4
College Consensus
68.4
Publisher Consensus
62.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

23

Assumption College

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

24

State University of New York at New Paltz

new paltz
65.3
College Consensus
57.4
Publisher Consensus
73.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

25

Springfield College

Springfield College 1
65.1
College Consensus
58.1
Publisher Consensus
72.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

26

University of Saint Joseph

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

27

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Baruch College
64.9
College Consensus
65
Publisher Consensus
64.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

28

College of Our Lady of the Elms

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

29

Canisius College

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

30

Endicott College

64.8
College Consensus
57.7
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

31

SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta
64.8
College Consensus
55.8
Publisher Consensus
73.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

32

Nazareth College

Nazareth
64.6
College Consensus
59.6
Publisher Consensus
69.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

33

Gannon University

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

34

Sacred Heart University

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

35

Salve Regina University

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

36

St. Joseph’s College-New York

Saint Joseph’s College New York
64.2
College Consensus
56.6
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

37

Western New England University

western new england
64.2
College Consensus
55.9
Publisher Consensus
72.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

38

Stockton University

stockton u
64.1
College Consensus
57.3
Publisher Consensus
71
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

39

Rutgers University-Camden

Rutgers University Camden
64
College Consensus
62
Publisher Consensus
66.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

40

Waynesburg University

Waynesburg University
63.6
College Consensus
53.4
Publisher Consensus
73.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

41

Merrimack College

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

42

Mount St. Mary’s University

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

43

La Salle University

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

44

King’s College

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

45

SUNY Cortland

Cortland oldmain building
62.8
College Consensus
53.8
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

46

CUNY Hunter College

Hunter College
62.8
College Consensus
61.9
Publisher Consensus
63.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

47

Niagara University

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

48

Monmouth University

monmouth university
62.6
College Consensus
55.1
Publisher Consensus
70
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

49

Chatham University

Chatham University
62.5
College Consensus
55.3
Publisher Consensus
69.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

50

SUNY College at Oswego

SUNY College Oswego
62.5
College Consensus
55.9
Publisher Consensus
69.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

51

Marywood University

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

52

Saint Francis University

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

53

Rider University

Rider University
62.2
College Consensus
58
Publisher Consensus
66.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

54

Champlain College

champlain college
62.2
College Consensus
53.7
Publisher Consensus
70.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

55

SUNY College at Brockport

SUNYBrockport
62.1
College Consensus
52.3
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

56

Ramapo College of New Jersey

ramapo university
62.1
College Consensus
56.9
Publisher Consensus
67.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

57

Wagner College

Wagner College
62
College Consensus
58.8
Publisher Consensus
65.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

58

Geneva College

geneva college
61.9
College Consensus
52.5
Publisher Consensus
71.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

59

Stevenson University

Stevenson University
61.9
College Consensus
52.7
Publisher Consensus
71
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

60

CUNY City College

city college CUNY
61.8
College Consensus
59.2
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

61

Saint Peter’s University

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

62

Towson University

towson university
61.7
College Consensus
55.2
Publisher Consensus
68.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

63

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

64

SUNY at Fredonia

SUNY Fredonia
61.6
College Consensus
53.6
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

65

Hood College

hood college
61.5
College Consensus
55.7
Publisher Consensus
67.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

66

DeSales University

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

67

Wilkes University

Wilkes University
61.3
College Consensus
55.3
Publisher Consensus
67.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

68

University of New England

university of ne
61.3
College Consensus
52.4
Publisher Consensus
70.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

69

Keene State College

keene state college
61.1
College Consensus
49.3
Publisher Consensus
73
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

70

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

SUNY plattsburgh
61.1
College Consensus
53.2
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

71

Alfred University

Alfred University
60.9
College Consensus
53.7
Publisher Consensus
68.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

72

Eastern University

Eastern University e1521941961300
60.9
College Consensus
53.1
Publisher Consensus
68.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

73

Salisbury University

Salisbury University
60.9
College Consensus
50.7
Publisher Consensus
71
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

74

CUNY Queens College

CUNY Queens College
60.8
College Consensus
57.8
Publisher Consensus
63.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

75

Seton Hill University

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

76

The College of Saint Rose

The College of Saint Rose
60.6
College Consensus
49.2
Publisher Consensus
72.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

77

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

sru
60.5
College Consensus
49.2
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

78

Wheelock College

Wheelock College
60.5
College Consensus
50
Publisher Consensus
71
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

79

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University Pennsylvania
60.4
College Consensus
51.3
Publisher Consensus
69.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

80

Arcadia University

Arcadia University
60.4
College Consensus
56.3
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

81

Iona College

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

82

York College of Pennsylvania

York College Pennsylvania
60.3
College Consensus
52
Publisher Consensus
68.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

83

University of New Haven

University of New Haven
60.2
College Consensus
50
Publisher Consensus
70.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

84

Cairn University-Langhorne

60.2
College Consensus
49
Publisher Consensus
71.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

85

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology
60.1
College Consensus
54.2
Publisher Consensus
66.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

86

Caldwell University

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

87

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College
59.8
College Consensus
53.7
Publisher Consensus
65.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

88

Mercyhurst University

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

89

SUNY College at Potsdam

SUNY College at Potsdam
59.4
College Consensus
48.3
Publisher Consensus
70.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

90

Mount Saint Mary College

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

91

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
59
College Consensus
52.2
Publisher Consensus
65.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

92

Roberts Wesleyan College

Roberts Wesleyan College
59
College Consensus
51.9
Publisher Consensus
66.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

93

New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology
58.8
College Consensus
57
Publisher Consensus
60.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

94

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University Pennsylvania
58.6
College Consensus
46.2
Publisher Consensus
71.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

95

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

jwu providence
58.5
College Consensus
49.3
Publisher Consensus
67.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

96

Norwich University

norwivh university
58
College Consensus
52.7
Publisher Consensus
63.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

97

SUNY Buffalo State

SUNY Buffalo State
57.8
College Consensus
48
Publisher Consensus
67.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

98

Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University
57.7
College Consensus
46.4
Publisher Consensus
68.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

99

Eastern Connecticut State University

eastern ct
57.6
College Consensus
47.3
Publisher Consensus
68
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

100

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University
57.6
College Consensus
46.8
Publisher Consensus
68.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

101

Westfield State University

Westfield State University
57.5
College Consensus
47.6
Publisher Consensus
67.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

102

Rosemont College

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

103

Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University
57.4
College Consensus
49.9
Publisher Consensus
65
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

104

Neumann University

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

105

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville University Pennsylvania
57
College Consensus
47.4
Publisher Consensus
66.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

106

Point Park University

Point Park University
57
College Consensus
47.8
Publisher Consensus
66.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

107

Chestnut Hill College

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

108

St. Thomas Aquinas College

st Thomas Aquinas College
56.9
College Consensus
48.5
Publisher Consensus
65.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

109

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield University
56.8
College Consensus
45.1
Publisher Consensus
68.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

110

University of Bridgeport

university bridgeport
56.8
College Consensus
46.3
Publisher Consensus
67.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

111

Manhattanville College

56.7
College Consensus
46.8
Publisher Consensus
66.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

112

Kean University

Kean University
56.7
College Consensus
44.4
Publisher Consensus
68.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

113

Delaware State University

delaware state
56.6
College Consensus
49.1
Publisher Consensus
64
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

114

Worcester State University

Worcester State University
56.5
College Consensus
45.1
Publisher Consensus
67.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

115

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice
56.3
College Consensus
41.8
Publisher Consensus
70.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

116

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State
56.3
College Consensus
43.3
Publisher Consensus
69.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

117

LIU Post

LI University Post
56.2
College Consensus
47.9
Publisher Consensus
64.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

118

Bowie State University

56.2
College Consensus
48
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

119

William Paterson University of New Jersey

56.2
College Consensus
47.3
Publisher Consensus
65.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

120

Alvernia University

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

121

CUNY Lehman College

CUNY Lehman College
55.9
College Consensus
46.7
Publisher Consensus
65.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

122

SUNY Maritime College

55.7
College Consensus
49.3
Publisher Consensus
62.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

123

Carlow University

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

124

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University Pennsylvania
55.5
College Consensus
44.2
Publisher Consensus
66.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

125

Lasell College

Lasell College
55.5
College Consensus
45.8
Publisher Consensus
65.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

126

Centenary University

Centenary College
55.4
College Consensus
46.8
Publisher Consensus
63.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

127

Delaware Valley University

Delaware Valley University
54.4
College Consensus
41.8
Publisher Consensus
67.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

128

Curry College

54.4
College Consensus
43.2
Publisher Consensus
65.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

129

Rhode Island College

rhode island college
54.2
College Consensus
46.6
Publisher Consensus
61.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

130

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University
54
College Consensus
41.5
Publisher Consensus
66.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

131

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University
53.9
College Consensus
44.8
Publisher Consensus
63.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

132

Johnson State College

53.9
College Consensus
40.5
Publisher Consensus
67.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

133

Framingham State University

framingham state university
53.7
College Consensus
44.9
Publisher Consensus
62.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

134

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University Pennsylvania
53.7
College Consensus
39
Publisher Consensus
68.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

135

Franklin Pierce University

franklin pierce university
53.5
College Consensus
44.2
Publisher Consensus
62.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

136

Plymouth State University

plymouth state
53.5
College Consensus
37.9
Publisher Consensus
69.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

137

Daemen College

53.3
College Consensus
45.2
Publisher Consensus
61.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

138

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

53.1
College Consensus
39.2
Publisher Consensus
67
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

139

California University of Pennsylvania

52.5
College Consensus
39.3
Publisher Consensus
65.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

140

Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University
52.5
College Consensus
45.3
Publisher Consensus
59.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

141

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

52.1
College Consensus
38
Publisher Consensus
66.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

142

College of Mount Saint Vincent

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

143

Georgian Court University

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

144

University of Southern Maine

university southern maine 2
50.5
College Consensus
40.8
Publisher Consensus
60.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019