12 Sep UW–Madison moves up U.S. News list, ranked 38th overall and 10th best public
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been ranked 38th overall and 10th among public institutions (both in three-way ties) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 rankings of best colleges.
Last year, UW–Madison was ranked 42nd in a five-way tie and 14th among public institutions.
The rankings, released today, include 440 national doctoral universities and are in the 2022-2023 edition of America’s Best Colleges.
“As one of the world’s top universities, UW–Madison delivers a high-quality education that provides life-long value to our students,” said Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin. “While rankings are only one measure of excellence, I’m pleased to see so many areas of our success reflected.”
U.S. News gathers data from and about each school regarding undergraduate academic reputation, student excellence, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, alumni giving, graduation and retention rates, graduate rate performances and social mobility. Each indicator is assigned a weight based on U.S. News’ judgments about which measures of quality matter most.
UW–Madison continues to perform especially well in peer reputation and was ranked 28th overall and seventh among public institutions for the second year in a row.
The university also moved up in several categories including 51st in Financial Resources, up from 52nd last year, and 57th in Student Excellence, up from 59th last year.