University of Chicago No. 3 on list of nation's best universities

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Students at the University of Chicago have reason to brag.

The school is now ranked third in the country.

The University of Chicago jumped up the U.S. News and World Report list tied with Yale University and just behind Princeton and Harvard.

The list is based on academic excellence and factors admissions standards and graduation rates.

Other Illinois schools on the list include Northwestern (No. 12), University of Illinois (No. 44), and Loyola (No. 99).

2017 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

National Universities
1. Princeton University (NJ)
2. Harvard University (MA)
3. University of Chicago (IL) (tie)
3. Yale University (CT) (tie)
5. Columbia University (NY) (tie)
5. Stanford University (CA) (tie)
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8. Duke University (NC) (tie)
8. University of Pennsylvania (tie)
10. Johns Hopkins University (MD)

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