UCLA ranked No. 1 public university by U.S. News & World Report for fourth straight year


UCLA once again sits atop the list of the nation’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges,” which was published today.

This is the fourth consecutive year UCLA has captured this honor.

“It’s always wonderful to see UCLA recognized nationally, but it’s especially heartening at this challenging time,” Chancellor Gene Block said. “UCLA stands resolute in our mission of education, research and service and in our commitment to advancing access, opportunity and diversity as a top public institution. Bruins everywhere can take pride in this recognition and our continued excellence.”

Among the top 20 national universities overall in the publication’s 2021 rankings, UCLA was the only one to be ranked highly in social mobility, which measures the number of Pell Grant recipients and the six-year graduation rate for these students. UCLA was tied for fourth overall in this category with an 89% six-year graduation rate.

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