UC Berkeley is ranked No. 1 in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings of top public national universities, claiming the top position for the 17th straight year. Among all universities, UC Berkeley was again placed 20th overall.

Both UCLA and Virginia were 2nd among public universities in the 2015 college rankings. Six of the top 11 public universities are University of California campuses, including UC San Diego, UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara (ranked in the top 10), followed by UC Irvine at 11th.

Pennsylvania State University was ranked No. 14 among national public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2015 "Best Colleges" rankings. In the Big Ten, Penn State was ranked No. 4 among public nationals. In addition, the University was ranked No. 2 nationally among "Best Colleges for Veterans," schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

The University of Maryland was ranked No. 20 among national public universities in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. This is the 12th year that the university has been ranked in the top 20. The University was also touted by U.S. News for its first-year freshmen experience and learning communities.

The University of Colorado Boulder was ranked No. 38 among top Public National Universities. No other university in the state rates higher on the list than CU-Boulder. Additionally, CU-Boulder was listed among A-Plus Schools for B Students, a guide to the highest quality institutions affording opportunity to B students.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek