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In U.S. News & World Report Rankings, UT Receives Its Highest Ranking Since 1985

  • Sep 17, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin rose in U.S. News & World Report’s latest undergraduate ranking, climbing six spots to No. 42 among national universities — the highest UT has ranked since 1985.

Among public universities, UT now ranks No. 13 nationally, up one spot from last year, and remains the top public university in Texas.

The U.S. News ranking is one of the most widely referenced measurements of undergraduate programs and is based on 12 weighted factors. Contributing to UT’s higher ranking this year were increases in six-year graduation rates, graduation rates for Pell Grant-eligible students and the university’s reputation among peer institutions.

“These rankings are an acknowledgment of the hard work and brilliance of so many members of Longhorn Nation — students, faculty and staff — and they are also a product of the profound investments the university has made in recent years in academic excellence,” said UT Austin interim President Jay Hartzell. “I’m proud to see the progress we’ve made, but I also know that this extraordinary university has the potential to climb even higher and accomplish even more — as far as I’m concerned, we’re just getting started.”

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