Salisbury University is a community that encourages and inspires students to think beyond today. It’s why SU students make waves from the first day they set foot on campus. 

The value of the experience students get at SU has been recognized nationally, setting the University apart from other institutions across the country. 

U.S. News & World Report again named SU one of the nation’s “Best Colleges” for the 25th consecutive year. One of 596 institutions to earn the honor, SU was ranked 62nd in the top tier among 175 public and privates, 33rd among the north’s “Best Value Schools” and 14th among the region’s “Top Public Schools.” 

“We have a passion for creating the best learning environment for our students, and we believe the formula in place fosters success now and for our graduates moving forward,” said Dr. Charles Wight, SU president. “We have seen the achievements of our alumni, and it is meaningful for those who know higher education best to honor us with these accolades.” 

SU was also recently ranked among the top 15 percent of four-year colleges in The Princeton Review’s 2022 edition of “The Best 387 Colleges.” Its review of SU featured student feedback, applauding the high-quality academic experience, student body diversity, faculty commitment to students and scholarship, dedication to student success, and variety of student life activities. According to students, SU provides “everything a student needs to succeed.” 

For multiple years, The Princeton Review has named SU one of its “Best Northeastern Colleges” and one of the nation’s “Green Colleges,” an honor SU has earned each year since it was first offered in 2010. With state-of-the-art facilities and a nationally recognized arboretum, students fall in love with the campus’ inviting green space and feel inspired to protect it for future generations. Students in the award-winning environmental studies major also benefit from SU’s location near the Chesapeake Bay.

Other campus efforts include U.S. Green Building Council-certified facilities, a solar parking canopy that powers three campus buildings, geothermal HVAC systems, and the region’s only “green roof” atop the Guerrieri Academic Commons—which was named one of the nation’s top 20 college libraries by The Princeton Review in 2020. There are plenty of environmental projects on the ground, including native species and pollinator gardens, electric vehicle charging stations and bicycle repair stations, and even a campus apiary.

The best part of all is that SU provides students and families an excellent return on investment. For nine consecutive years, Washington Monthly has named SU among its “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges,” providing external validation that SU is sending its graduates into the workforce ready to succeed.

The “best value” list spotlights schools that “help students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” The overall rankings celebrate institutions’ “contributions to the public good.”

SU graduates are ready for tomorrow with experiences that allow them to get the most out of their degree.

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