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UCLA Ties With USC in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report releases its latest rankings of national universities.

Rivals and USC tied in 24th place in U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of national universities, which were released Wednesday.

The two schools were also joined by University of Virginia in the 24th spot.

Harvard and Princeton tied for first place, with Yale University following behind in second.

Other Southern California schools listed among the top performers were UC San Diego in 38th place with Lehigh; UC Santa Barbara in 41st with the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and UC Irvine, which was tied with the University of Miami in 44th place.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

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Jim Gannone September 18, 2012 at 03:43 PM
One school doesn't play to the standards of the USNWR ranking, while the other has desperately modified it's admissions standards and practices (that highly favor private schools) to move the needle in their favor. Not knocking the practice, but isn't clear who is who?
Leo cruz October 02, 2012 at 12:54 PM
There were 2391 freshman in the 2011 entering class of UCLA who scores above 700 in the math portion of the SAT compared to 1768 at USC and 1278 at Harvard. And USC and U Harvard ranks above UCLA ? Only in the imagination of US News & World Report. 9.8k foreign applicants to UCLA Freshman class last year vs. 6.4I at USC.
Leo cruz October 02, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I meant 6.4k
Leo cruz October 02, 2012 at 01:02 PM
And 439 had a perfect 800 score in the math portion of the SAT for the entering 2011 entering UCLA freshman class, greater than Harvard.
Leo cruz October 02, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Tell those facts to US News

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