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Carolina ranks as the fifth best public university for the ninth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s latest “America’s Best Colleges” list.
UNC is 28th when considered with private schools – regaining the two positions by which it slipped in last year’s report. It again was determined to be the best value among public universities.
The same five public schools have ranked at the top for several years. The University of California-Berkeley is first, followed by UCLA and the universities of Virginia and Michigan.
The rankings – dominated by private universities – are based in part on a formula using opinion survey responses about academic quality from peer campus presidents, provosts or admissions officials. Objective data cover 15 indicators of academic quality in areas such as student graduation and retention rates, faculty resources and credentials, class size, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Other U.S. News rankings assess affordability, commitment to undergraduate teaching (a new category this year), undergraduate business school programs and innovative undergraduate programs.
UNC’s results included the following: