UC Berkeley Is the #1 Public School in the U.S.

'U.S. News & World Report' puts Berkeley #1 for 2022

UC Berkeley is the Number 1 public school in the country—tied with UCLA, according to the newest American college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The celebratory news comes after a remarkable few years at Berkeley, including two Nobel Prize wins for sitting faculty.

U.S. News and World Report has also regularly called UC Berkeley the top public university in the world.

The rankings assessed an all-time high of 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality. These measures include graduation and retention rates, financial resources, Pell Grant graduation rates—a measure of social mobility—student-faculty ratio, faculty resources and academic reputation

Berkeley regularly succeeds in a variety of rankings, including in 2021 when Forbes magazine called UC Berkeley the best university—public or private—in the country.

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