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Wisconsin universities rank in U.S. News and World Report annual best college list


MIADISON, WI (WTAQ) - UW Madison is ranked 41st -- same as a year ago -- in an overall review of 270 doctoral universities. 

U.S. News and World Report put out the annual rankings. 

The Top-10 institutions are all private schools, with Princeton, Harvard, and Yale ranked first-through-third. 

Among public universities, UW Madison had a general ranking of 11th.  That's down one spot from a year ago. 

Marquette University in Milwaukee ranked 75th on the overall national list. 

In a ranking of regional public colleges in the Midwest, UW La Crosse was Number-Three.  Eau Claire was fifth, and Stevens Point and Whitewater were tied for ninth.  Stout in Menomonie was 15th. Green Bay and Oshkosh tied for 17th.  River Falls and Platteville were tied for 21st.  Superior was ranked 32nd.

The Milwaukee School of Engineering was 21st among regional universities both public-and-private. La Crosse was 26th on that list. 

Alverno College of Milwaukee -- an all-women's school -- was ranked among the Top-Three Midwest schools with strong commitments to undergraduate teaching.