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U.Va. remains in top 25 of U.S. News rankings

U.Va. 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.

Among 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.

In addition to Cal-Berkeley and U.Va., UCLA and Michigan were other publics among the top 25 national universities.

The magazine also ranked undergraduate business and engineering programs this year.

The University's McIntire 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.

U.Va.'s 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.

For 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.


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