Cal Still No. 1 National Public University

August 22, 2005
by Michelle Maitre

Magazine ranks Berkeley top public university, 20th among all colleges in country

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY has again ranked as the nation's best public university in U.S. News and World Report's annual list of top colleges.

The magazine's "America's Best Colleges" rankings, released today, are based on a formula that includes graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, peer review and other factors. UC Berkeley has held the top public spot for several years, occasionally tying with the University of Virginia.

While UC Berkeley is the top-rated public university, the campus ties with Emory University in Georgia for 20th overall on a list that compares both private and public universities....

The rankings will be published in Monday's edition of the magazine. The list will be available online today at U.S.News....

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