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UI Moves to 28th in U.S. News & World Report

The University of Iowa ranked 28th among top public universities in the United States in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report list of best colleges and universities released Tuesday.

UI jumped one spot on the list this year, after ranking 29th in 2010 and 2011. The university also made the list for "Best National Universities," at No. 71 of 280 colleges and universities selected.

Iowa State University was selected as the 44th best public university and was 97th overall in the "Best National Universities" category.

The University of Northern Iowa was included among the top Regional Schools of the Midwest at No. 16.

Two of UI's undergraduate programs also were listed among the top programs in the country.

The Henry B. Tippie College of Business tied for 17th with four other public schools: Arizona State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia.

The College of Engineering ranked 31st among public universities with doctoral programs, along with Auburn University, the University of Buffalo-SUNY, the University of Delaware, and the University of Tennessee.

The U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges 2012" rankings were released online Tuesday, and the 2012 Best Colleges guidebook will go on sale Sept. 20.

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