|UNC ranks 5th among national public universities for 12th year in a row|
|Wednesday, September 12, 2012|
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks fifth among the nation’s best public universities for the 12th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The rankings appear in the 2013 “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook and at www.usnews.com starting on Wednesday (Sept. 12).
Among national public universities, UC-Berkeley ranked first, followed by UCLA and Virginia (tied for second), Michigan (fourth) and UNC (fifth); the same order as in last year’s list.
Among both national public and private universities, UNC ranked 30th overall compared with 29th last year and 30th in 2010. Other publics were between tied for 21st (Berkeley; the same as last year) and 29th (Michigan, down one slot). Overall composite scores of all five top publics moved up or down one point with the exception of Berkeley, which remained at 79. UCLA and Virginia were at 77, followed by Michigan at 74 and UNC at 73.
U.S. News rankings, dominated by private campuses, are based on a formula using opinion survey responses about undergraduate academic reputation and quality from peer campus presidents, provosts or admissions directors. That counts for 22.5 percent of national universities’ ranking. Objective data cover up to 16 indicators of academic excellence including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance (difference between actual and predicted graduation rates), and alumni giving .
Other U.S. News rankings results for UNC included the following:
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CAROLINA IN THE NEWSUNC researchers creating map to determine what we eat
The Associated Press
Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda.
Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are trying to change that by creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.