remains in top 25 of U.S. News rankings
remains in top 25 of U.S. News rankings In its 13th annual "America's
Best Colleges" issue, U.S. News and World Report once again
ranked the University of Virginia among the top 25 "Best National
Universities" in the country. U.Va. remains at No. 22 while
California Institute of Technology took the top spot.
the best public universities, the University of California-Berkeley
edged out U.Va. for the No. 1 position, moving ahead to No. 20 in
the national rankings. U.Va. held the No. 1 public spot for the
past five years.
addition to Cal-Berkeley and U.Va., UCLA and Michigan were other
publics among the top 25 national universities.
magazine also ranked undergraduate business and engineering programs
School of Commerce ranked No. 5 in the "Top Undergraduate
Business Programs" in a three-way tie with the University of
North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Texas-Austin. There
also was a three-way tie for the No. 1 position that included MIT,
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of Pennsylvania.
In between was Cal-Berkeley.
Engineering School ranked
No. 32 -- in a nine-way tie -- among "Best Undergraduate Engineering
Programs." Other universities at 32 included: Brown, Case Western
Reserve, Harvard, Iowa State, Lehigh, University of California-San
Diego, University of Florida, and University of Southern California.
The No. 1 spot went to MIT.
the past several years, U.S. News has been recognizing the top public
liberal arts college by region. U.Va.'s
College at Wise, which is listed in the rankings under its former
name of Clinch Valley College, tied for second place with Christopher
Newport University and the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Mississippi
University for Women ranked first.