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UC Davis law student Apurva Behal has worked in the school's Immigration Law Clinic for the last year, representing clients as they fight detention and deportation. For Behal, the hands on experience that she has gotten has been an invaluable help

Sacramento-area residents looking for a top public university to attend don’t have to go far, according to a national report.

University of California, Davis, ranks 12th on U.S. News & World Report’s recent survey of top public schools. It’s tied with University of Wisconsin-Madison on a list of 132 schools.

The top 10 public schools list includes five other UC campuses, including Berkeley at No. 1.

Both UC Davis and UW-Madison rank 46th overall among national universities. Princeton leads all national universities on the report.

By the numbers

A breakdown of UC Davis’ ranks:

7: Biological/agricultural at schools where highest degree is doctorate (Iowa State is No. 1).

17: Best undergraduate teaching (Princeton).

18: Best colleges for veterans (Stanford).

30: Best undergraduate engineering programs (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

39: High school counselor rankings (Harvard).

UC Davis graduates Arshia Firouzi and Gurkern Sufi hope their gene editing tool transforms research used to genetically modify animals for human disease research.

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