Throughout the recent months, a number of publications have featured college and university rankings, and Niagara University continues to draw praise by major media outlets for the work that is happening on Monteagle Ridge.

Last month, Business First of Buffalo ranked the area’s colleges and universities based on enrollment, and for the second straight year, Niagara is the largest independent, Catholic university in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

Niagara has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th straight year. This is the highest form of federal recognition that an institution can receive for community service, service-learning, and civic engagement. NU is the only school from Western New York to have been named to the Honor Roll every year since it was launched in 2006.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) featured Niagara in the General Community Service and Education categories, and CNCS noted NU’s formidable outreach in local schools and childcare centers through programs like its Family Literacy Center and Niagara County Early Childcare Quality Improvement Project.

Money magazine ranked Niagara above every other college in the Buffalo-Niagara region in terms of return on investment, which was based on 24 measures of educational quality, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

Niagara University is once again considered by The Princeton Review to be one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada. Niagara, one of only two institutions from WNY on the list, answers Pope Francis’ call to be good stewards of our environment.

U.S. News and World Report also featured Niagara in four prominent categories in its annual publication of “America’s Best Colleges,” including “Best Regional Universities (North),” “Great Schools, Great Prices,” “Best Colleges for Veterans,” and “Foreign Student Factor.”  And Military Times included Niagara in its rankings of Best Colleges for Veterans.

Each of these honors – as well as several others that Niagara has received – is a direct result of the work of our faculty, staff, and administrators. It is “The Power of Niagara University.”