Editor’s note: How satisfying. I’ll be visiting Cal for my 35th reunion this year, along with some of my college friends.
“California is home to some of the country’s most prestigious universities, attracting top students and teachers from all over the world,” the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting
“This year the No. 1 school in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 rankings of top public colleges in America is UC Berkeley, followed by UCLA.
“On the news magazine’s separate list of best national universities, which includes both private and public, Stanford is in a three-way tie with two other universities. (Find the top 10 best schools in the best national universities category below.)
“Several University of California campuses fall within the top 50 on the national list: UC Berkeley ranked 20th; UC Santa Barbara shares the 37th spot with Case Western Reserve of Ohio; UC Irvine and UC San Diego are in a tie for No. 39; and UC Davis ranked No. 41 along with five other universities.
“In a list of the top national liberal arts colleges, Pomona College tied at 4 with three other universities including Wellesley and Bowdoin colleges. Claremont McKenna ranked 9th.
“Among regional universities, offering a full range of undergraduate programs and some master’s programs but few doctoral programs, Santa Clara University was second.
“The report from U.S. News ranks 1,376 schools and includes several lists including a best value colleges category and a new ranking looking at the most innovative schools.
“The annual rankings are based on academic excellence and focused on outcomes with graduation and retention rates carrying the most weight in the methodology.”
The rest of the article is here.