The University of California, San Diego was ranked as the 8th best public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 30th annual college report released Tuesday.
The publication’s 2015 Best Colleges report ranks UC San Diego the 37th best university in the U.S. among more than 200 public, private and for-profit institutions.
For more than a decade, the widely followed report has listed UC San Diego among the nation’s top 10 public universities. Last year, the campus was ranked the 9th best public university and 39th best university.
The rankings are based on academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduate rate performance and alumni giving.
“It is an honor for UC San Diego once again to be recognized as one the nation’s 10 best public universities,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “Our standing as a top university can be attributed to the campus’s commitment to providing a world-class education to our students and producing research and initiatives that help improve and transform the lives of people around the world.”
Five of California’s public universities made the top 10, with UC Berkeley ranked first, UCLA second, UC Davis 9th and UC Santa Barbara 10th.