UW-Madison ranked 15th among best public universities by U.S. News

Slight drop in rankings from last year

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U.S. News & World Report today released its annual university rankings.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked 15th among public universities nationally, and 49th in the overall national university rankings. Last year, UW-Madison ranked 12th among public universities.

UW-Madison retained its spot as the No. 1 national university in Wisconsin, according to the U.S. News rankings.

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Marquette University ranked second in the state and 89th in the national university rankings.

Princeton was the top-ranked national university, followed by Harvard and Columbia University in New York. The University of California-Los Angeles was the top-ranked public national university, followed by UC-Berkeley.

Lawrence University in Appleton is the top ranked national liberal arts college in the state, ranking 56th nationally. Beloit College was the second highest ranked national liberal arts college in the state, ranking 68th nationally. The top ranked national liberal arts college is Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Among schools that offer an engineering doctorate, UW-Madison’s engineering programs ranked 14th in the nation. UW-Milwaukee’s engineering programs ranked 116th; Marquette’s programs ranked 132nd.

Among schools that do not offer an engineering doctorate, Milwaukee School of Engineering ranked 9th, UW-Platteville ranked 35th, UW-Stout ranked 100th, UW-Stevens Point ranked 144th.

In the U.S. News business school rankings, UW-Madison’s undergraduate real estate program ranked second, its undergraduate insurance program also ranked second, and its undergraduate marketing program ranked 9th.

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Here’s how the universities and colleges in Wisconsin stacked up in the U.S. News rankings:

National Universities
49. UW-Madison
89. Marquette University
165. Edgewood College

National Universities – Public Schools
15. UW-Madison (Tied with University of Texas-Austin)

National Liberal Arts Colleges
56. Lawrence University
68. Beloit College
120. Ripon College
127. St. Norbert College
162. Northland College

Best Regional Universities Midwest
10. MSOE
32. UW-La Crosse
38. UW-Eau Claire
47. Alverno College
53. Carroll University
65. UW-Stevens Point
65. UW-Whitewater
70. Concordia University Wisconsin
80. UW-Stout
94. UW-Green Bay
94. UW-Oshkosh
106. UW-River Falls
111. UW-Platteville
118. Marian University
122. Mount Mary University
124. Viterbo University

Best Regional Colleges Midwest
16. Wisconsin Lutheran College
35. UW-Superior
48. Maranatha Baptist University

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