UF breaks into top 10 in U.S. News
2018 U.S. News & World Report ranks UF No. 9 best public university
UF has become the first Florida school to break into the list of top 10 best public universities, coming in at No. 9, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released in September.
Among all universities both public and private, UF is now tied with the University of California, Irvine; the University of California, San Diego; and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
“This is a significant milestone that we can all be proud of, and it happened as the result of many years of focused work and a keen sense of purpose,” UF President Kent Fuchs said. “Our faculty — the core of our academic reputation — and staff deserve tremendous credit for lifting us up to get us here, as do previous leaders, particularly Bernie Machen and UF’s Board of Trustees. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott and the Board of Governors for their continued support to ensure that the nation’s third most-populous state has the world-class university it deserves.”