UW ranked 13th in public institution rankings

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UW ranked 13th in public institution rankings

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked 13th among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings.

In overall college rankings, UW ranks 47th. The rankings are lower than last year, when UW ranked 11th and 41st respectively.

“We are proud to be recognized as a leader in higher education, especially among public colleges,” Vice Chancellor for University Relations Vince Sweeney said.

U.S News and World Report looks at retention/graduation rates, academic reputation and faculty resources when determining the rankings.

The report ranked the UW College of Engineering 14th overall in a five-way tie and seventh among public doctoral-granting institutions. Last year, it tied for 13th overall and placed seventh among public doctoral-granting institutions. The chemical engineering program is ranked fifth overall and third among public institutions.

The undergraduate program at the UW School of Business tied for 15th overall and is tied for sixth among public doctoral-granting institutions, up from 18th and seventh last year.

The business and engineering school rankings are also based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty.

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