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UA Named One of the Nation's Top 50 Public Institutions

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UA Named One of the Nation's Top 50 Public Institutions

The UA earned its highest overall mark in the U.S. News & World Report ranking since 2011, placing 46th among public institutions in the Best Colleges 2019 guidebook.

The UA placed at No. 46 among public institutions in the publication's Best Colleges 2019 rankings – 14 spots higher than last year. Among all universities, public and private, the UA was No. 106, an 18-spot improvement over the university's 2018 ranking and the UA's highest appearance on the U.S. News & World Report list in almost 10 years.

The UA College of Engineering undergraduate program tied for 55th nationally among all doctoral degree-granting universities and 30th among public institutions.

The UA finished tied for 68th on the publication's list of the Best Colleges for Veterans. U.S. News & World Report also ranked the UA as one of the top 100 values in higher education, with the university placing 97th on the Best Value Schools list. The UA ranked No. 108 in a nationwide survey of high school guidance counselors, and the university appears on the report's list of A+ Schools for B Students.

It is our intention to equip our students with the skills necessary to compete and contribute in the increasingly challenging global economy," said UA President Robert C. Robbins. "We are stressing a student-centric approach that focuses greatly on the necessary humanistic and adaptive skills required to excel in the Fourth Industrial Revolution."