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Stevens Is Once Again Named a Top-100 National University

University vaults 31 places to No. 26 in "Most Innovative Schools" Category in U.S. News and World Report's Annual Rankings

students on the Stevens campus

Stevens Institute of Technology ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual list of college rankings released today. The publication ranks Stevens 83rd among 440 national research universities.

U.S. News, a widely recognized leader in rankings, has been publishing its annual list of best colleges and universities since 1983. The rankings are based on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility and graduate indebtedness.

In addition to the university ranking, Stevens is featured on several standalone U.S. News lists. The university vaulted 31 places to No. 26 on the list of “Most Innovative Schools” in the nation — the only New Jersey institution on the list. Stevens also is listed among the country’s “Best Value Schools” and as a “Best College for Veterans.”

At the program level, Stevens appears on three lists of best overall undergraduate programs — in the areas of business, computer science and engineering.

Reflecting Stevens’ remarkable transformative progress over the past decade, the university received a record 12,500 applications for the Class of 2026 — a 10% jump from last year’s record-breaking number. The 1,074 students that make up this new class are the most academically gifted in Stevens’ history, with an average SAT score of 1441 and nearly 20% of the class identifying as first-generation college students.

Year over year, the return on investment for a Stevens degree remains among the highest in the nation — most recently No. 15 on Payscale’s College ROI Report. The Class of 2021, 97.3% of which secured outcomes within six months of graduation, had a record average starting salary of $75,400.

“Over the last decade, Stevens has distinguished itself as a premier, student-centric, technological research university on a remarkable upward trajectory,” said Stevens President Nariman Farvardin. “Our continued recognition in the U.S. News rankings reflects our dedication to providing an exceptional educational experience for our students who will fuel an increasingly technology-based innovation economy. Our students will change our world for the better.”

Last month, Stevens was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates in its annual college guide, The Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition. Only about 14% of America’s 2,700 four-year colleges are included in the listing. The university was also ranked No. 13 in the nation on The Princeton Review’s “Top 20 Best Career Placement” list.

Find the complete U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 rankings, as well as methodologies, here.