USF ranked 73 in the country for schools that contribute to the public good, according to Washington Monthly.
The University of San
was recently named to the top 100 universities in the country as ranked by Washington
Monthly, which based its rankings on
schools’ contribution to the public good.
USF ranked 73, with an overall composite score of 51. Washington
Monthly’s ranks are based on each school’s
contributions to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility
(recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing
cutting-edge scholarship and doctoral graduates), and service (encouraging
students to give something back to their country).
The overall score represents the combined score from the
three categories where the highest score is 100 and each category is weighted
With more than 3,000 colleges and universities in the
U.S., being ranked 73 for contributing to the common good puts USF among some
elite company. “This is a strong endorsement of USF's success at effectively
realizing one of its fundamental values, i.e., the pursuit of a ‘common good
that transcends the interests of a particular individual or group,’” said USF
President Stephen A. Privett, S.J.
While many rankings are based on what students bring to a
university, like SAT/ACT scores, grade point averages, or class graduation
ranks (input), the Washington Monthly
assessment looks at what a university and its students do (output) and goes to
show how distinct USF is when it comes to living its mission of endowing students
with the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others, Fr.