Following are the top ranked U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities:

Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska) - Creighton is a top leading Jesuit university, rooted in the Catholic tradition. It was listed at No. 1 for mid-west master's universities for the eighth year in a row (U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2011).

Georgetown University - Established in 1789, Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the nation. It is also one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, ranked 155th among the world's best institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2010.

Boston College (BC) - It is a private Roman Catholic Jesuit research university located in the state of Massachusetts. It is placed 11th in a ranking of national universities, published in Forbes Magazine, by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity.

Marquette University - The Princeton Review named Marquette as one of the nation's "Best 373 Colleges" for 2011 and listed the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management among its "Best 301 Business Schools" for 2010. In addition, the Fiske Guide to Colleges named the University a "Best Buy School", one of only 45 in its 2011 edition.

Fordham University - It is the Jesuit University of New York. US News ranks Fordham at 56th among the 262 most prestigious national or “top-tier” universities (2011). The University shares the 56th position with Boston University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Georgia and the University of Maryland-College Park.

Loyola University Maryland - It is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in Baltimore, MD. The University has been included among the best 371 colleges in the 2010 Princeton Review guide. Additionally, Loyola’s residence halls ranked 2nd in the country, its athletic facilities ranked 10th, and its study abroad program ranked 14th.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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