The University of Arizona made one of the nation's biggest jumps in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges ranking.
The UA is ranked No. 97 overall -- up 20 spots from last year's ranking -- and No. 40 among public universities. It is the university's first appearance in the top 100 since 2009 and its overall score of 61 marks an all-time high for the UA in these rankings. The 20-spot increase is the ninth-highest jump among all higher education institutions ranked in the top 200 and sixth highest among public universities.
"We are thrilled to see our university make such incredible gains in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. "Our university has remained unwavering in its focus on providing a world-class education during this unprecedented time in our nation's history."
The UA also saw increases in rankings for a number of its undergraduate programs, including engineering, which was at 53 overall and 30 among public institutions.