The University of California San Diego has been named the top public university in the nation by Washington Monthly for its contributions to social mobility, research, and public service. UC San Diego has been the No. 1 public college in the rankings nine times in the past 10 years.
UC San Diego was named seventh in Washington Monthly's complete list, which includes private and public universities. Ranking results are based on areas such as:
- recruitment and graduation of low-income students;
- production of cutting-edge research;
- the number of undergraduates that go on to earn a doctorate degree;
- and the success of instilling the importance of service to the community and our country.
Additionally, the 2019 College Guide and Rankings introduced a new list this year, "America's Affordable Elite Colleges," which placed UC San Diego 5th among public colleges and 9th overall. The new category considers college admissions rates, average SAT scores among incoming freshmen, numbers of low-income students enrolled, and the earning potential for alumni.
"While I'm extremely proud of UC San Diego's success in numerous national and international rankings, being ranked first in the country for contributions to social mobility, research and public service speaks to our collective efforts as educators," said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. "Washington Monthly's ranking exemplifies our very vision to be the nation's leading student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university."
To learn more about the Washington Monthly rankings, visit https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019college-guide.