At midnight on Wednesday, U.S. News & World Report released its 2016 Best Colleges list, and once again, University of California, San Diego has been named one of the top 10 public schools in the nation.
"It is an honor for UC San Diego to be recognized once again as one of the nation's top public universities," Chancellor Pradeep Khosla told the San Diego Union Tribune. "At UC San Diego, we are committed to providing a world-class education for our students and conducting research that benefits our society and world."
Ranking 1,376 schools based on 16 factors including academic reputation, graduation rates, assessment scores and student/faculty ratios, the annual list honored Princeton, Harvard, and Yale -- the "Big Three" -- with the top spots for the third consecutive year.
UCSD, meanwhile, ranked 39th among all universities. Within the University of California system, UC Berkeley, UCLA and UCSB ranked higher than UC San Diego, but UC Davis and UC Irvine trailed behind.
For a full list of rankings, visit usnews.com/colleges.