Washington Monthly Named IUP to List of Best Bang for Buck Schools Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected, for the seventh consecutive year, by Washington Monthly for its national ranking of schools based on contributions to society.

Only 11 universities in Pennsylvania were selected for the recognition in 2015.

Editors used three main criteria to select institutions for the listing: social mobility (how committed the college is to enrolling low-income students and helping them to earn degrees); research, especially success at sending undergraduates on to doctoral programs; and service, which includes the size of ROTC programs, students who enroll in the Peace Corps, and community service.

A new national guidebook by the editors of Washington Monthly also included IUP in its rankings of “best bang for the buck” universities. Of the 1,540 colleges and universities considered for the listing, IUP is ranked in the top 102 institutions.

Editors of The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You, created the list based on a variety of factors, including net cost of attendance, graduation rate, and SAT and ACT scores.

IUP also recently celebrated its 14th consecutive year of inclusion in The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guidebook. It is also recognized as a “military friendly school” by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs and Military Spouse.