The University of Arizona

UA Makes Huge Leaps in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Named among the nation’s top 50 public institutions and the No. 1 public university in Arizona, the University of Arizona has made notable advancements in the latest edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. 

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

This year, the U.S. News & World Report made several changes to its ranking methodology, placing greatest value on student outcomes.

Acceptance rate was dropped as a ranking indicator in the revised methodology. In addition, more emphasis was placed on how well schools succeed at enrolling and graduating students from low-income families, and less emphasis on expert opinions, SAT/ACT scores and high school class standing. A full explanation of the ranking methodology is available here.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked the UA among the top 100 values in higher education, placing 97th on its Best Value Schools list. The UA ranked No. 108 in a survey of the nation's high school guidance counselors, and the university appears on the report's list of A+ Schools for B Students.

Read more about the rankings in this UANews article.