MADISON (WKOW) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison tied for 10th among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of "Best Colleges", released on Wednesday. The university also placed 10th in the 2012 rankings.
The university improved its ranking among 281 national doctoral universities, tying for 41st after ranking 42nd last year.
"Once again, we're pleased to see that UW-Madison is being recognized among the nation's top universities," says Provost Paul M. DeLuca Jr. "These rankings are an important part of what helps students and their families make the decision about which college to attend."
UW-Madison's academic reputation, which takes into account perceptions from peers and high school counselors, ranked 26th overall and sixth among public institutions.
Institutions were ranked based on high school counselors' ratings in the university's academic reputation score and placing greater weight on graduation rate performance. Other criteria included peer assessment, student selectivity, faculty resources, financial resources, graduation and retention rates, and alumni giving.
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