US Catholic colleges lead rankings

Catholic colleges and universities are ranked among some of the best in the country, US News & World Report’s annual rankings has shown.

The University of Notre Dame in Indiana, is the top-ranked national university on the list, placing 18th in the magazine’s annual survey.

Georgetown University in Washington was close behind in a three-way tie for the 20th spot, and Boston College placed 31st.

Catholic schools swept the top three spots in regional rankings in the North region, with Villanova University in Pennsylvania taking first place, Providence College in Rhode Island in the second spot, and Fairfield University in Connecticut finishing third.

In the region’s top 10, Loyola University, Maryland was ranked sixth, while the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania tied for eighth.

In the Midwest, Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, topped the list. Two other Catholic schools finished in the top 10: Xavier University, Cincinnati, was fourth, and John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, was seventh.