Other UC campuses placed well in the rankings, typically dominated by private institutions. UC Davis and UC San Diego tied at 38th; UC Santa Barbara came in at 41st; UC Irvine 44th; and UC Santa Cruz 77th. UC Riverside placed just outside the top spots, coming in at 101st.
The same UC campuses dominated the U.S. News & World Report's top public schools annual listing. UC Berkeley and UCLA are ranked as the top two public universities in the nation. UC Davis and UC San Diego tied for the eighth spot, and UC Santa Barbara rounded out the top 10 tied with the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 10th. UC Irvine was 12th on the list, with UC Santa Cruz ranked 32nd and UC Riverside, 46th.
Several categories were factored into the rankings of the top national universities, including academic reputation, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, alumni giving and high school counselor college ratings.
To see the full rankings, visit the U.S. News site.