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UW-Madison ticks up to 13th best public university in America

“You tokenize us for recruitment but ignore our contributions and yet claim to support diversity and inclusion,” one student in the video said. 

“You tokenize us for recruitment but ignore our contributions and yet claim to support diversity and inclusion,” one student in the video said. 

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According to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report, UW-Madison boosted its national ranking to No. 13 among the best public universities within the country. 

The rankings have remained similar throughout the years. In 2019, UW-Madison dropped to No. 15, and in the year before it was up to No. 12. Among all universities, UW-Madison landed 46th, rising from 49th in 2019, according to the yearly summary of America’s Best Colleges released Monday.

“UW-Madison has long had a reputation for excellence,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank said in a media release Monday. “This ranking is one measure of the world-class education our faculty and staff provide students.”

U.S. News & World Report compiled the list based on graduation rates, average class size and alumni gifts to measure institutions.

UW-Madison’s undergraduate business and engineering majors both ranked 15th. The Wisconsin School of Business’ insurance/risk management program ranked No. 1 and the major in real estate rated No. 2.

Wisconsin’s flagship university also follows tightly with a ranking of 11th in public schools for veterans and 14th for value.

According to the report, the other U.S. public universities in the top 10 are UCLA, Cal-Berkeley, Michigan, Virginia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Cal-Santa Barbara, Florida, Cal-Irvine and Cal-San Diego.

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