University Of Virginia

In the August 2006 US News and World Report’s rankings of best colleges, the University of Virginia continued to hold it’s own and remains the No. 2 best public university. In the 20 year history of the rankings UVA has never dropped out of the top 25 listing and in the 10 years since US News began ranking public universities as a separate category, UVA has ranked either 1 or 2.