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Top 20 Catholic Colleges and Universities in America
Listed by School, Acceptance Rates, Enrollment Rates, SAT Scores and location. (Arranged by SAT scores high to low).

Top 20 Catholic Colleges and Universities in America
 
School
Acceptance Rate
Enrolment Rate
SAT score
Location
 
1
University of Notre Dame
29%
50%
2118
South Bend, Indiana
 
2
Georgetown University
19%
45%
2093
Washington D.C
 
3
Boston College
30%
25%
2015
Chestnut-Hill, Massachusetts
 
4
Villanova University
46%
27%
1923
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
5
Thomas Aquinas College
78%
71%
1905
Santa Paula, California
 
6
Fordham University
50%
15%
1860
Bronx, New York
 
7
Loyola University- New Orleans
58%
33%
1843
New Orleans, Louisiana
 
8
Saint Louis University-Main Campus
71%
23%
1829
St. Louis, Missouri
 
9
University of Dallas
92%
33%
1825
Irving, Texas
 
10
Santa Clara University
58%
21%
1824
Santa Clara, California
 
11
University of San Diego
49%
20%
1824
San Diego, California
 
12
Iona College
58%
19%
1784
New Rochelle, New York
 
13
Loyola University- Chicago
78%
15%
1775
Chicago, Illinois
 
14
Marquette University
66%
17%
1775
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
15
University of Portland
74%
16%
1769
Portland, Oregon
 
16
Gonzaga University
78%
28%
1769
Spokane, Washington
 
17
Rockhurst University
76%
26%
1764
Kansas City, Missouri
 
18
Loyola Marymount University
59%
25%
1759
Los Angeles, California
 
19
Providence College
60%
19%
1755
Providence, Rhode Island
 
20
Creighton University
82%
27%
1754
Omaha, Nebraska
 
 

University of Notre Dame ranks high among the Top Catholic Schools in America. It was the first school in the nation to establish a Catholic law school. Unique and traditional, Notre Dame embodies religious belief as well as scientific knowledge.
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit University in America. It provides a world class education that is focused on transforming students into global citizens that are ready to lead in the world.

 

Boston College is a historical institution that blends tradition with modern times. It has over 708 full time faculty along with a faculty /student ratio of 1:13. It ranks high among the top Catholic schools in the nation; 98% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Founded in 1842, Villanova University is made up of five colleges: The School of Law, Nursing, School of Business, Engineering, and the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Villanova maintains an ‘Augustinian tradition,’ Its' origin can be traced back to old Saint Augustine’s Church in Philadelphia, which the Augustinians founded in 1796.

 

Thomas Aquinas College offers a unique Catholic liberal arts education. There are no textbooks for the four-year interdisciplinary course as it is based on the most influential authors of the western civilization. There are no minors, majors, electives or specializations as the art and sciences within the curriculum because they are arranged into an all-inclusive whole. Fordham University is home to students from all over the world; it provides a unique setting for learning. Students engage in International Business, Diplomacy, Communication and the Arts and Sciences. With Catholic and Jesuit traditions as guidance, Fordham prepares its students for leadership roles within the wider society.

 

Loyola University- New Orleans is a Jesuit university with many centers and institutes. Institutes enable hands-on learning; centers include the Center for Environmental Law and Land Use, Center for Faculty Innovation, Center for Intercultural Understanding, Center for International Education and the Center for International and Comparative Programs. Saint Louis University is a Catholic University that ranks high among top research based universities. It prouds itself on providing unique education and leadership. It is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit University in the nation.

 

University of Dallas is known as a Catholic University for free thinkers. It was described as “the country`s best institution for undergraduate education” (Princeton Review 2011). It was also noted as one of ‘Americas Best’ by Forbes magazine. Upholding its 450 year old tradition, Santa Clara University educates the ‘whole person for a life of service and leadership.’ Situated in Silicon Valley, it offers an undergraduate curriculum in Engineering, Business, Arts and Sciences. Other schools include the Ministries, Education & Theology.

 

University of San Diego has six academic divisions: the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the School Of Law, the School of Business Administration, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and the College of Art and Sciences. USD aims to educate scholars of all faiths. Iona College was listed in the US News and World Reports  as one of the Best Colleges 2010. Iona holds accreditations in business (AACSB), social work (CSWE), teacher education (NCATE), BS program in computer science (ABET), journalism and mass communication (ACEJMC) and the marriage and family therapy program (COAMFTE). Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the only Catholic university located in Chicago. It offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 Minors, 85 master`s, 31 doctoral degrees, and 26 graduate-level certificate programs.

 

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marquette University has about 250 student organizations that helps students hone their academic skills; Its executive MBA program was ranked 14th in the nation (US News 2010). The University of Portland ranks among the top 10 schools in the west (U.S. News); It is affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross. Schools include: School of Nursing, School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business Administration. Gonzaga University was founded in 1881; it is a Catholic School that adheres to the notion of educating the mind, body soul and spirit. It was ranked the No. 4 best Regional University in the West (U.S. News).

 

Located in Kansas City, Rockhurst University is a Catholic School that serves about 3,000 students. Emphasis is placed on the seven classical modes of inquiry: artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, theological, scientific relational and scientific causal. Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University is a leading Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Enrollment includes 5,667 undergraduates, 1,886 graduates and 1,319 law school students. 

 

Providence College was established in 1917 by the Diocese of Providence and the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph, with the blessing of Pope Benedict XV. Most popular majors include Accountancy, Marketing, Political Science, Biology, Management, Psychology and Special/Elementary Education. Creighton University boasts a Catholic identity of academic distinction; it has over 4,100 undergraduates and more than 3,250 professional and graduate students. 35-percent of students are enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences; other schools include the Graduate School, the College of Business, and Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions.

 

Top 20 Catholic Colleges and Universities in America
Listed by School, Acceptance Rates, Enrollment Rates, SAT Scores and location. (Arranged by SAT scores high to low).

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