PennWest University’s faculty, facilities and food were recognized multiple times in national and state ranking by Niche’s “2023 Best Colleges in America” report. Niche, one of the country’s premier college and school profiling sites, ranked the dormitories at PennWest California’s campus No. 9 nationally on the “Best College Dorms in America” and No. 1 in the state of Pennsylvania.

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 All three of PennWest’s campuses were well represented in the rankings: 

PennWest California:

-      No. 9 “Best College Dorms in America”

-      No. 1 “Best College Dorms in Pennsylvania”

-      No. 10 “Best College Campus in Pennsylvania”

-      No. 13 “Best College Food in Pennsylvania”

-      No. 14 “Best College Athletics in Pennsylvania” 

PennWest Clarion:

-      No. 8 "Best College Dorms in Pennsylvania”

-      No. 22 “Best Professors in Pennsylvania”  

PennWest Edinboro:

-      No. 11 “Best College Dorms in Pennsylvania”

-      No. 26 “Best Professors in Pennsylvania”

 “I’m excited to see PennWest recognized for what we as a university know so well, that when it comes to choosing a school in Pennsylvania very few can offer the faculty, facilities and overall campus experience that PennWest does,” said Dr. Erinn Lake, senior vice president for Strategic Enrollment and Global Online Advancement. “I look forward to working with the entire team to improve on and addto these rankings for our students.”  

Niche’s 2023 BestCollege Rankings can be found here.