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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 am

University of the Pacific ranked in the first tier of American universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best colleges” rankings.

Pacific received high marks for its diversity, tying for the fifth-highest diversity score; its value (No. 47) and undergraduate engineering program (No. 45).

Overall, Pacific ranked No. 112 among 281 first-tier national universities, tied with the University of California, Riverside; University of Dayton, Ohio; University of South Carolina; and the University of St. Thomas, Minn.

In California, 19 public and private universities ranked in the National University top tier. Ranking ahead of Pacific, from highest to lowest, are Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Southern California, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Pepperdine, UC Santa Cruz and University of San Diego.

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