Best College Reviews created their nation-wide list using four criteria:
- A permanent collection spanning multiple historical and cultural periods
- Size of collection
- Unique opportunities for university students
- Significant community involvement
“A unique aspect of UMMA is their multi-year project to identify and classify objects that were unlawfully appropriated by Hitler during World War II,” Best College Reviews says. “The Museum of Art is committed to making their findings available to the public. This cutting edge art museum is unique and provides a look into the future of art museums.”
Best College Reviews ranks college and universities in direct competition to US News & World Report's annual ratings, with a focus on online degree programs. The site also works to “document the experience of living on campus as part of a social and academic community,” hence their art museum rankings.