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Sunday, February 25, 2024

U.S. News & World Report names UW tenth-best public university for second consecutive year

For the second year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked tenth on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best public colleges, tying with the University of California-Santa Barbara.

The rankings calculated a university’s overall quality based on freshman retention and graduation rates and strength of faculty, according to the company’s website.

UW-Madison also moved up from 42nd overall to a tie for 41st among national doctoral universities.

Additionally, the university’s academic reputation rankings, based on high school counselor and peer perceptions, improved from last year moving from 7th to 6th for high school counselors and from 30th to 26th for peers.

The study recognized UW-Madison for its learning communities, first-year experience and undergraduate research and creative projects sections.

Other ranked university programs included the engineering program, at a tie for 13th, and the business program, which came in at a tie for 17th overall.

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