Elon’s learning experience ranked top-25 in the nation

A leading global higher education ranking firm recognizes Elon among the nation’s leaders

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education services provider, ranks Elon University #22 in the nation for the learning experience provided to students. The QS USA University Rankings 2021 were released May 5, part of the company’s annual portfolio of global college rankings that have been published at www.TopUniversities.com since 2004.

The learning experience metrics measured in the QS ranking include average instructional expenditure per student, the student retention rate, the student-faculty ratio and the Pell grant student graduation rates compared with the rates of other students.

The top-25 schools ranked in the learning experience category include the following:

1. Princeton University
1. University of Chicago
1. Duke University
1. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
1. Emory University
1. Washington University in St. Louis
7. Harvard University
7. Stanford University
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
7. Yale University
7. Columbia University
7. University of Pennsylvania
7. Johns Hopkins University
7. University of Southern California
7. Northwestern University
7. Carnegie Mellon University
7. Brown University
7. Rice University
7. Georgetown University
7. Vanderbilt University
21. University of Rochester
22. New York University
22. Boston College
22. Lehigh University
22. Elon University

Other North Carolina schools ranked in the learning experience category included:

32. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
40. Wake Forest University

The London-based QS Quacquarelli Symonds included about 350 top universities in this year’s USA ranking. Elon’s overall ranking of 171-180 is up 60 places from the 2020 ranking. The ranking methodology can be found here.

The QS World University Rankings is regarded as one of the three most influential university rankings in the world, along with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.