Niche ranks BYU in 33 categories for best colleges, UVU in six


Brigham Young University was ranked in 33 different categories by Niche, a company that researches and ranks colleges in the Unite States. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, ranked Brigham Young University in 33 different categories for the best American colleges.

Utah Valley University was ranked in six different categories. Other Utah universities ranked: Utah State University in 20 different categories, University of Utah in 31, and Southern Utah University in 17.

Using information from the U.S. Department of Education and over 30 million college reviews and survey responses, Niche collected and evaluated qualitative and quantitative data to rank hundreds of American universities.

BYU received its ranking in part because of the 6,903 reviews used in the study. The university’s overall ranking was an A+ as was its grade for the college campus. BYU highest rankings included:

  • No. 4 – Best Colleges for Education in America
  • No. 4 – Most Conservative Colleges in America
  • No. 5 – Best Christian Colleges in America
  • No. 12 – Best College Campuses in America
  • No. 17 – Best Colleges for Design in America
  • No. 19 – Best Big Colleges in America
  • No. 27 – Best Colleges for Nursing in America
  • No. 35 – Best College for Arts in America
  • No. 48 – Best Colleges for Business in America

See all of BYU’s 33 Niche rankings here.

Utah Valley University’s six rankings include:

  • No. 136 – Best Colleges for Nursing in America
  • No. 245 – Best Colleges Athletics in America
  • No. 379 – Best Colleges for Business in America
  • No. 385 – Best Colleges for Education in America
  • No. 908 – Best Value Colleges in America
  • No. 973 – Most Diverse Colleges in America

See more from UVU’s rankings here.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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