UC Davis places in top-10 again among public universities

UC Davis has placed ninth in a nationwide ranking of public colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

It is the fifth consecutive year that UC Davis has been ranked in the top 10 of public universities. The university scored high in average freshman retention rate and had a high school counselor rate of 4.2 out of 5.

“We are proud that our scholarly work at UC Davis brings national recognition to California,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P. B. Katehi in a press release.

The top ten public national universities:

1. UC Berkeley


3. University of Virginia

4. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

5. University of North Carolina

6. College of William and Mary

7. Georgia Institute of Technology

8. UC San Diego

9. UC Davis

10. UC Santa Barbara

UC Davis ranked tied for 38th overall in the magazine’s report of 2015 “Best College” rankings, which is up one place from last year. Princeton was No. 1.

The UC Davis College of Engineering ranked 31st among universities where the highest degree was a doctorate.

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