University of Oregon hangs onto spot at 103 in U.S. News & World Report rankings; OSU drops to 145 | Local

The University of Oregon is holding steady at No. 103 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest annual college rankings, published Tuesday.

It’s the UO’s third year at 103 among national universities, after rising three years ago to 106 from 109.

Oregon State University clocked in at 145, down from 143 last year and 135 the year before that.

The magazine says its ranking are based on data from each college on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence, from first-year student retention rates to faculty resources, admissions selectivity and graduation rates.

The UO shared its spot with the Illinois Insitute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, University of New Hampshire, University of South Carolina and Auburn University.

OSU shared its spot with St. John Fisher College, Kansas State University, University of Illinois — Chicago, University of Mississippi and University of Texas — Dallas.

When considering only public universities, the UO ranked 43, and OSU ranked 73.

The top national schools were Princeton, Harvard and the Univerisity of Chicago.

The top public schools were University of California — Berkeley, University of California — Los Angeles, and University of Virginia.

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