WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- As the new school year gets into full swing, U.S. News and World Report released its new college ranking report.
In it, the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford is making the grade in the report for the first time.
The university is ranked first in ‘Best Social Mobility,’ and finishes at second in Connecticut when it comes to ‘Best Value.’
It also came in at the top spot as an 'A+ school for B students.'
University of St. Joseph all came in third among the ‘Best National Universities,’ following Yale University and the University of Connecticut.
"This is a great reason to party. The university has been moving up in the rankings. This year we are in the top 3 among national universities in the state," said President Rhona Free during a celebration on Monday.
The university serves only about 2,400 students.
With two new doctorate programs, the university moved up to the national university level, which was another distinction that should help the institution become better known.
According to the report, the best colleges in the U.S. are:
- Princeton University
- Harvard University
- Columbia University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Yale University
- Stanford University
- University of Chicago
- University of Pennsylvania
- Northwestern University
Among the list of the best in the country, here's how schools in Connecticut ranked:
- Yale University: #3
- UConn: #64
- University of St. Joseph: #147
- Quinnipiac University: #153
- University of Hartford: #211
- Sacred Heart University: #218
- University of Bridgeport: #293
To read the full report, click here.