University of New Haven rises in rankings


Courtesy of The Charger Bulletin

The new UNH logo that can be found in front of Maxcy Hall

Amid the centennial celebration, the University of New Haven is also celebrating its prestige. The university was included among this year’s top schools in the U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, and the Bachelor’s Degree Center.

U.S. News ranked the university at 59th in the North region for the 2021 “Best Colleges” report, which prospective-students and their families often utilize to find future colleges and gain awareness for the resources a university has at hand.

The university has risen nearly 40 spots within the last two years in this category, and this year’s achievement marks the third consecutive year of rising in these standings, and 11th consecutive year of being acknowledged by the U.S. News.

U.S. News also ranked the university 31st in the category of best colleges for Veterans, moving up seven spots from last year. Located within the second floor of Maxcy Hall is the university’s Veteran’s Success Center which doubles as a resource center and common space where student-veterans can unwind in between classes in an atmosphere of similar-experienced people. Veterans also have access to various other resources to ensure their success during and post-education and financial and health benefits.

The U.S. News also notably ranked the university as 72nd in the best undergraduate engineering programs and acknowledged rankings in other areas.

“Our continued rise in the U.S. News rankings, in particular our dramatic rise during the past two years, is a clear indication of the significant value and relevance of a University of New Haven education,” said university president Steven H. Kaplan.

Kaplan said it is the university’s high-achieving students, talented faculty and staff, and distinguished alumni and stakeholders that created the “vibrant University community where innovation, engagement and creativity fuel our continued momentum” that is seen today.

Additionally, this year, the Bachelor’s Degree Center — a website that aims to lead prospective college students to the best educational program most suited to their financial, educational, and personal situation — ranked the university’s cybersecurity program at number 24 among the best 25 in the country.

In the Bachelor’s Degree Center’s ranking article it noted that the university’s cybersecurity degree has a high return on investment, “proven by the fact that most careers in cybersecurity earn a student over $100,000 per year.”

With the successes of the engineering and the cybersecurity programs, the university will establish the Connecticut Institute of Technology within the Tagliatela College of Engineering building. The institute will offer disciplines in cybersecurity and networks, computer science, data science, AI — a subset of data science, and electrical and computer engineering.

The new Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation officially opened this fall as a part of the centennial celebration and offers new technology resources, student study and hangout spaces, collaborative classrooms, engineering and science labs, video production studios, a maker space, and an esports training and competition space.