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University, Ed Abroad Continue to Climb in Latest U.S. News Rankings

  • Sep 19, 2023

The University of Texas at Austin raised its ranking among the best universities in the country, according to the most recent undergraduate rankings from U.S. News & World Report. UT Austin climbed to No. 9 among national public universities and remains the No. 1 public university in Texas. 

“UT’s continued upward rankings trajectory is a reflection of the exceptional talent we continue to attract; our commitment to unmatched academic, research and campus experiences that are life-changing and affordable; and the opportunities that exist in Austin as an innovation and cultural hub,” said President Jay Hartzell. “Many of our top-ranked programs in computer science, artificial intelligence, engineering, design, business and psychology are major contributors to the U.S. economy and position our graduates for tremendous career opportunities, where they can have significant impact and change the world.” 

Among both public and private universities, UT Austin rose six places to No. 32 and remains the top university in Texas for veterans. Texas Global’s education abroad program cracked the Top 25, checking in at No. 16, which is also where the University landed among the Most Innovative Schools.  

Also rising two spots in the rankings to No. 5 is the McCombs School of Business, which also features the No. 1 accounting program in the nation. The Cockrell School of Engineering earned a No. 11 ranking, and Undergraduate Research moved up four spots to No. 15 nationally.  

The U.S. News ranking is one of the most widely referenced measurements of undergraduate programs nationally and is based on 19 key measures, such as graduation rates and student outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinions, financial resources and student excellence. U.S. News ranks colleges, schools, universities and units on a rotating basis.