News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Davis
August 22, 2008
U.S. News rankings released
UC Davis' undergraduate program in biological and agricultural engineering is ranked 5th among large national research universities, and its overall undergraduate engineering program is ranked 35th, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2009 "America's Best Colleges" report released today.
In addition, the magazine's newest rankings acknowledge UC Davis for the diversity of its student body and for the strength of its undergraduate writing program. UC Davis' student body is the 17th most racially and ethnically diverse among large national research universities, tied with UC Berkeley, according to the magazine. And UC Davis and UCLA are the only UC campuses named on a list of 23 universities nationwide that "typically make writing a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum."
Overall, UC Davis ranked 44th among national universities for the magazine's 2009 report, tied with UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara, and tied for 12th with those campuses among the top public national universities. In its 2008 report, U.S. News ranked UC Davis tied for 42nd overall and tied for 11th among public national universities.