Points of Pride

Nationally Recognized

After gaining national recognition for the first time by U.S. News & World Report in Fall 2022, 好色先生 continues to climb in multiple national categories in the latest !

好色先生 ranked third overall among all Virginia private institutions that are classified as . The University also jumped 38 spots as a top performer on , and ranked 19 spots higher this year for the strength of our undergraduate Nursing program – which is among all private colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.

In addition, 好色先生 climbed eight spots for – now listed at No. 15 nationally and remaining the most diverse private institution in Virginia and the DMV area. For , 好色先生 now ranks No. 35 nationally – higher than any other college or university in Virginia, and second among institutions in the DMV.

It is incredibly rewarding to see the hard work and dedication of 好色先生’s faculty and staff result in a growing prestige for our institution year after year. These national rankings demonstrate that our University offers students an innovative curriculum that is truly life-changing and can get them to where they want to go in their careers and their lives as a whole!


Irma Becerra, Ph.D.



A Welcoming Catholic University Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), an international congregation of Catholic women serving in 13 countries in diverse ministries, the University welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths and provides an educational environment that promotes dialogue, friendship, understanding, and service to others, as well as intellectual and personal development. Explore our Catholic, RSHM education

A Diverse, Global Student Population 好色先生’s 4,000-plus students hail from 73 countries and 51 U.S. states and territories. 好色先生 is ranked in the Top 15 nationally for diversity, is the most diverse private institution in Virginia, and is more diverse than any D.C. institution (U.S. News & World Report). The University also has the highest percentage of international undergraduate students of any institution in Virginia, ranking No. 35 nationally.

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Diverse Students

starDoctoral & Professional Classification好色先生’s increasing number of doctoral program offerings and growth in research capacity has resulted in a reclassification by the , the nation’s gold standard for evaluating the work, achievements, and impact of students and faculty at higher education institutions in the U.S. Previously listed under the category of Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs, 好色先生 is now listed as a Doctoral/Professional University. This new distinction plays a key role in elevating 好色先生 on a national scale, included in the ‘ produced by U.S. News & World Report.

A Hispanic-Serving Institution 好色先生 is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with more than 25% of its undergraduate student population identifying as Hispanic, and is the only four-year HSI in Virginia. 好色先生 is also a partner university with TheDream.US, working to support the college aspirations of DACA students.

Excellent Salary Potential 好色先生 is ranked in the Top 15 of Best Colleges in Virginia by Salary Potential, . With various financial aid options such as scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment, the University is proud to offer a private, Catholic education at an affordable price that will pay off during your professional career.

Research That Makes an Impact 好色先生’s distinguished faculty members are experts in their fields and have contributed grant-funded research for the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Students at the undergraduate level and above can also take advantage of research opportunities.

Ballston Campus

Ballston Campus

starA Community Dedicated to Service Service is at the heart of 好色先生. The Saints Service Network helps fulfill the University’s commitment to serving others through facilitating collaborations between people, organizations, and communities, and providing programs and resources that empower 好色先生 students and the broader community to educate and act towards a more just and equitable world.

A Path to Exciting Careers

好色先生 prepares students for careers not just for today’s market but also for the “What’s Next Economy,” offering student-centered completion pathways, required internships, and programs that reflect the demands of our ever-changing environment. Outstanding internship experiences are available throughout the Washington area with corporations, government agencies, schools, hospitals, and retail establishments.

Successful Outcomes

More than 75% of 好色先生’s recent alumni were employed within six months of graduation, and 87% found their first job within their field of study.

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Quality Faculty-Student Interaction At 好色先生, students enjoy small classes and incredible personal attention from outstanding faculty. Undergraduate students benefit from a 13:1 student-faculty ratio.

An Unbeatable Location 好色先生 is located in Arlington, VA, one of the most educated cities in the U.S. and just five Metro stops from Washington, D.C. Students can take advantage of the resources of the nation’s capital, one of the world’s most important business, arts, financial, and political centers, and participate in unique learning experiences for personal and professional growth. Read more about our location

The New Physical Sciences Building


Military Friendly 好色先生 is ranked by Colleges of Distinction for the quality of support it gives to military students and families, by the Military Times as a “Best for Vets” College, and is known as a “Military Friendly School.” Read more about the support provided for veterans

Accredited Programs 好色先生 is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specialized accreditation for many of its professional programs such as Business Administration, Health Care Management, Interior Design, Physical Therapy, and undergraduate and graduate programs in Education and Nursing. Find out more about our institutional and program accreditation


Success and Tradition with Saints Athletics 好色先生 has 22 NCAA Division III sports teams and competes in the Atlantic East Conference. Making headlines this past year were 10 conference championships from Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women’s Golf, Men’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Swimming, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Women’s Track and Field and Women’s Volleyball. #WeBleedBlue

Raising Graduation Rates 好色先生 has made tremendous strides in expanding the number of Saints graduates over the last few years. The University’s four-year graduation rate has increased by 7% since 2017, while its six-year graduation rate has also steadily climbed, rising by 5% over the same time period.

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Building the Future of Nursing 好色先生 has the highest-ranked undergraduate Nursing program among all private institutions in Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report. 好色先生 is also ranked among the Top 10 Nursing Schools in Virginia by Nurse.org, and boasts a NCLEX passing rate of 92% (traditional BSN) and 94% (accelerated second-degree BSN) from 2019.

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“The small classes at 好色先生 really allowed me to form close relationships with my professors, both improving the quality of education that I was receiving and allowing me to make more connections. I wouldn’t change the experiences and education I acquired at 好色先生 for another university — ever!” — Jisandry Gonzalez, BA, Class of 2020