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U. of C. moves up to No. 4 on list of top colleges

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.

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