US News Ranks Christendom College Among Top Liberal Arts Colleges in Nation

August 20, 2004

Christendom College's ranking in the 2005 edition of US News & World Report's "Best Colleges" issue marks the sixth consecutive year that Christendom has been found to be one of the best Liberal Arts colleges in the US.

1Additionally, Christendom ranked first among all Catholic national liberal arts colleges in America in the category of "least debt incurred by its graduates." This is the fifth consecutive year that Christendom has been awarded this unique ranking.

The study revealed that the average debt incurred among the 52% of Christendom graduates who acquired student loans was $10,050. Other Catholic liberal arts colleges making the list were Thomas Aquinas College (CA) with an average debt of $13,250, The Franciscan University (IA) with $15,868, College of the Holy Cross (MA) with $17,253, and the University of Dallas (TX) with $20,836.

In addition to being recognized in the category of "least debt," US News ranked Christendom first in its tier in the area of SAT scores amongst incoming freshmen (1130-1330), first in freshmen retention rate (83%), first in percentage of freshmen in the top 10% of their high school class (59%), and third in alumni giving (36%).


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