SAN DIEGO (CNS) - UC San Diego made the top 10 list of best public schools in the United States again this year, in the U.S. News & World Report's Annual Ranking of America's Best Colleges released Tuesday.
UCSD was ranked 10th and San Diego State University was ranked 74th among public universities, according to the magazine.
On the best overall national universities list, which included both public and private schools, UCSD was ranked 44th, the University of San Diego was ranked 86th and SDSU came in 146th. Princeton University in New Jersey was the top rated school.
"We are pleased to be recognized once again by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top 10 best public universities,'' UCSD Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla said. "We are proud that UC San Diego's impact is felt far beyond the walls of our campus, as we continually push boundaries and drive innovation to make our world a better place.''
USD, which was chartered in 1949, is the youngest private university on the overall best list and moved up three spots from last year.
"The University of San Diego's outstanding performance in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings is affirmation of USD's world-class academic programs, award-winning faculty and thriving alumni network,"USD President Dr. James T. Harris III said.
"Our commitment to the liberal arts and engaged scholarship develops graduates with the ability to write and speak effectively, construct and evaluate arguments, apply knowledge in real-world settings, make ethical decisions, and work well in teams to confront
humanity's urgent challenges.''
SDSU has been gaining ground over the last five years, moving up 37 spots from 183rd overall in 2011.
"The recognition from U.S. News and World Report is a testament to the hard work of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community supporters,'' President Elliot Hirshman said. "Their dedication to this university helps create the high quality educational experiences and outstanding academic programs these rankings recognize.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.