U.S. News ranks UC Berkeley best public college in the nation

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.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

11 thoughts on “U.S. News ranks UC Berkeley best public college in the nation”

  1. Congratulations! Here’s one for your son and daughter to consider from a sock puppet on Todd Juvinall’s blog named “Ralph Underglass” this morning: “People with 8th grade educations built this country and county, and people from Berekely and journalism schools have destroyed it.”
    Let me know if they’ll be settling up here anytime soon. LOL.

  2. My God, glorifying stupidity with lies and ignorance. That’s what one should expect when tuning into the moron channel. Stupidity loves company. Actually they’re lucky they have each other, otherwise I can’t see why they would even have a reason to live.

  3. I have friends in elementary school education who commonly report that the kids who get good grades get bullied by the dumb clucks. Not too different from politics.

    1. Yes it is. I wonder what the University of Jefferson is going to look like? Where are their campuses are going to located? How will they be funded and staffed? My guess, it’s not in the prospectus. Let’s go ahead and include the multiple campus of Jefferson State with the same questions.

      What folly!!

  4. I notice that Pomona College is #2 on the list for liberal arts colleges. I was accepted at Pomona but chose Cal. District 1 Supe candidate Heidi Hall went to Pomona, though. I wonder if the nasty sock puppets on Todd’s blog went to college at all. I doubt it, judging from their comments.

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