It comes from this years "Washington Monthly" college rankings. The ranking takes into consideration the recruitment of low income students, research, and service.
A spokesperson for the university says UE is especially excited about this honor.
"So, those there things are values that we have as a university," said Kristen Lund, "and really indicate what we stand for in terms of making an impact on the community and the people who attend here."
Some other factors considered in the study were the number of students receiving Pell Grants, and the number of alumni serving in the Peace Corps and the ROTC.