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University Excellence

  • Received a five-year grant of nearly $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Developing Hispanic–Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program to increase first-year retention and university graduation rates among Pell-eligible Hispanic and other low-income college students. SEU is a designated Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution. (September 2020)
  • Nationally recognized by LendEDU as one of the nation's best schools for financial aid, including No. 2 among all public and private schools in New Jersey in 2020. Also ranked as having among the lowest student loan debt figures nationally for 2020, including No. 3 among all schools in New Jersey. (October 2020)
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked SEU as number one among all New Jersey public and private universities in the category of "Top Performer on Social Mobility – Regional Universities North" for 2021 and fourth among all 89 schools in the category. (September 2020)
  • Recognized as a 2020-2021 "College of Distinction" in categories: Catholic Colleges and Universities, Business, Education, Nursing and Career Development. Sixth year in a row to be named a College of Distinction. (September 2020)
  • Ranked second in New Jersey among private colleges and universities as "Best Bang for the Buck – Northeast Region" in 2020 by Washington Monthly magazine. Only Princeton University and SEU made it into the top 100 within the Northeast Region. (August 2020)
  • Ranked third among New Jersey private colleges and universities in Money magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money in 2020" list. Of the 739 schools listed, Saint Elizabeth University ranked in the top 27 percent nationwide and eight among all public and private schools in New Jersey. (August 2020)
  • Ranked No. 17 in nation for Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. (January 2020)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer ranked SEU number one in best value among 64 schools in the region offering Bachelor's Degrees in Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. (April 2020)
  • Ranked No. 17 in nation for Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. (January 2020)
  • Recipient of the Lee Noel-Randi Levitz 2019 Retention Excellence Award (REA) presented by RNL®, achievements in supporting student success and completion through FASTRAK program. (July 2019)
  • TheBestSchools.org ranking of Best Online Master of Nutrition Degree Programs for 2019. (July 2019)