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UCLA tops US News & World Report’s public university rankings for the third time


UCLA was named the No. 1 public university in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for a third year in a row. The university also placed No. 20 among all private and public universities. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA was named the No. 1 public university in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for a third year in a row. The university also placed No. 20 among all private and public universities. (Daily Bruin file photo)


This post was updated Sept. 12 at 10:24 a.m.

UCLA was named the No. 1 public university in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings Sunday.

This is UCLA’s third year atop the public university rankings. The university also placed No. 20 among all private and public universities.

The universities are ranked based on student outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinions, financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving.

Other University of California schools within the top 10 include UC Berkeley, which was named No. 2, UC Santa Barbara, which tied for No. 7, UC Irvine, which was named No. 9 and UC San Diego, which placed No. 10.

Among all private and public universities, Princeton University was named No. 1, Harvard University No. 2, and Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University all tied for No. 3.

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Shapero is an assistant News editor in the National News & Higher Education beat. She was previously a contributor for the National News & Higher Education beat. Shapero is a third-year political science student who enjoys covering national and statewide news.


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