Washington Monthly Rankings, 2005 to 2009
|Ranking among National Universities|
|U of Illinois||13||16||11||n/a||24|
|U of Michigan||10||18||6||n/a||18|
|SUNY at Buffalo||--||203||111||n/a||101|
|U of Virginia||22||20||16||n/a||26|
Washington Monthly developed its ranking scheme in 2005 as an alternative to U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges ranking.
Unlike USNWR, which tends to rank colleges and universities on their wealth, Washington Monthly ranks colleges and universities on their contribution to society. Its three basic measures-being an engine of social mobility, fostering scientific and humanistic research and fostering an ethic of service to the country-all reflect UC's values.
In the 2009 rankings, six UC campuses-Berkeley, Davis, UCLA, Riverside, San Diego and Santa Barbara-were ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation.
Source: Washington Monthly.
The first version of these rankings, which included 30 top national universities, was published in 2005. The magazine expanded its rankings to include all national universities in subsequent years, though no rankings were published in 2008.
Washington Monthly published its first list of its top 30 national universities in 2005 and expanded the list to include all national universities in subsequent years. No rankings were published in 2008.
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