USF earns high marks in Niche 2020 Best Colleges in America rankings

September 4, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis has earned high rankings in several categories in the Niche rankings.

Among USF’s top rankings for 2020:
• #1 of 27 Safest College Campuses in Indiana
• #3 of 41 Best College Locations in Indiana
• #12 of 41 Best Value Colleges in Indiana
• #1 of 4 Best Value Colleges in Fort Wayne area
• #9 of 39 Best College Athletics in Indiana

Niche is based in Pittsburgh, Pa., and uses data available from dozens of public data sources including the Department of Education, U.S. Census, and the FBI. Niche’s data team uses advanced algorithms and statistical techniques to compare, score and connect millions of data points to thoroughly analyze U.S. schools and neighborhoods. A complete explanation of the process, as well as a full list of rankings in a variety of categories, is available at

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.