U.S. News & World Report Annual Rankings

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UCLA has been named the nation’s top public university in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings. The campus has now held the No. 1 spot for seven consecutive years in the annual rankings.

“The success we have had in college rankings is reflective of the hard work, dedication, resilience, ingenuity and excellence of the people who make up the Bruin community,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “More than anything else, UCLA is the best public university in the nation because of the contributions of our staff, faculty, students, alumni and friends. UCLA is the best public university in the nation because of you.”

The UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry’s graduate program ranked No. 16 in the country. The physical chemistry program landed in the top 10, ranking No. 9, and the department’s other programs landed in the top 20 – biochemistry (No. 10), inorganic (No. 14), organic (No. 10), and theoretical (No. 10).  

The U.S. News & World Report national rankings are based on 19 measures, including the academic quality of students, graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratios, educational resources and social mobility, as well as schools’ academic reputation, as determined by a peer assessment survey of college presidents, provosts and deans of admissions.

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.