Le Moyne rises in regional U.S. News rankings, but Madden School lags behind

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Le Moyne rises in regional U.S. News rankings, but Madden School lags behind

Charles Wainwright

Charles Wainwright

Charles Wainwright

Le Moyne has moved up in the 2016-2017 rankings of the schools in the Northeast recently released by U.S. News and World Report.

Le Moyne has improved in both the categories of Best Value and Regional Universities North. The school was previously ranked at 6th overall, but has moved up to the 4th spot in Best Value and has moved up to 16th overall from the 19th spot in Regional Universities North.

The rankings in Best Value are based on the school’s overall academic quality, the net cost of attendance for a student who has the average level of needed financial aid, and who has the higher quality programadden-school-of-business2-665x900m at a lower cost. The way the rankings of Regional Universities North are taken are based upon the school’s overall quality. Le Moyne’s rank at 16 in Regional Universities North is out of a total of 195 different schools.

Le Moyne is ranked at 9th out of 54 schools in the category of Best Colleges for Veterans. This category is based upon how the school participates in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degree.

Le Moyne’s business school, however, is ranked 283rd in Business Programs in the nation.

“Le Moyne’s Madden School of Business is on the rise,” said Mary Chandler, Senior Director of Admission. “We are becoming better known and better at communicating with others about Madden. People will see the trajectory go up.”

Chandler said the increased rankings show that: Le Moyne is making changes to the campus and is being recognized by the community.  

“They show that the students are well taken care of, the cost is kept at a minimum, and the school has great value for what is offered,” said Chandler.

“It depends on how much people pay attention to the rankings,” said Chandler, when asked how important the rankings are to Le Moyne when attracting students. “It helps that the school is moving up, but those who pay attention to the rankings absolutely help increase the applicant pool.”

Freshman Tyler Jean said he didn’t initially look at rankings when considering colleges.

“I based it on the visit and my personal feeling. I felt a ranking that someone else made did not coincide with my personal preference or how I felt,” said Jean. “As time progressed, I did look at rankings after visiting the school, but it did not play a tremendous factor in whether or not I picked Le Moyne.”

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