For the 26th consecutive year, UNCG has been named one of the nation’s best universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges rankings.

UNCG ranked No. 220 among national universities, and also ranked in the High School Counselor Rankings, Top Public Schools and Business Programs categories. The university has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report since 1990.

National universities are defined as public and private colleges offering a full range of undergraduate programs, as well as master’s and doctoral programs. Rankings are based on graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving rate.