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UW-Madison ranked 13th among public institutions and tied for 45th among 262 national doctoral universities in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report for this year’s edition of America’s Best Colleges.

UW’s rankings among public institutions and national doctoral universities this year were ninth and tied for 39th, respectively.

In the newest rankings, the university’s undergraduate engineering program was tied for seventh among public doctorate-granting institutions and tied for 13th among all doctorate-granting institutions. Engineering and business programs also were ranked.

Greater weight was put on graduation rates in the newest rankings, and high school counselors’ ratings were included in the university’s academic reputation score. Other criteria included student selectivity, faculty resources, financial resources and alumni donations.

Last year, UW was recognized for residential learning communities, service learning and writing across the curriculum.

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