UC campuses rise to the top in new US News & World Report rankings
Five UCs are among the top 10 public universities for undergraduate education in the country, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released Sept. 10, and all nine UC undergrad campuses rank among the top 75.
UCLA and UC Berkeley were named the top two public universities in the country, with UC Santa Barbara ranked fifth. UC Irvine was No. 7, UC Davis No. 10 and UC San Diego took the 12th spot this year. UC Santa Cruz (No. 26), UC Riverside (No. 35) and UC Merced (No. 67) rounded out the public university rankings.
The UC campuses also performed strongly in the overall national rankings, which include both private and public institutions. Six UCs ranked among the top 50 nationally: UCLA (No. 19), UC Berkeley (No. 22), UC Santa Barbara (No. 30), UC Irvine (No. 33), UC Davis (No. 38) and UC San Diego (No. 41).