Updated: September 12, 2012 6:02PM
The University of Chicago ranked as the fourth best national university in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list, tying with Columbia University and moving up from fifth place last year.
Northwestern University ranked 12th and was the only other Illinois-based university ranked in the top 25 among national universities on the list.
Here’s how other Illinois universities ranked on the list:
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, No. 46
Loyola University Chicago, No. 106
Illinois Institute of Technology, No. 113
DePaul University, No. 134
University of Illinois Chicago, No. 147
Illinois State University, No. 156
Southern Illinois University, No. 179
Northern Illinois University, No. 189
Tying for No. 1 on the list were Harvard University and Princeton University.