The University ranked 29th in this year’s U.S. News and World Report survey of the country’s best colleges released Wednesday, maintaining its spot from the 2015 rankings.

The University also retained its public university ranking from the previous year, holding on to the fourth-place spot.

University of California, Berkeley, ranked as the number-one public institution, with University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Virginia ranked second and third, respectively.

U.S. News evaluates factors such as selectivity, alumni, financial resources and academic reputation when creating the report.

Specific programs in colleges are also ranked by the publication. The Ross School of Business was rated the nation’s fourth-best undergraduate business school, maintaining its ranking from last year. The College of Engineering came in at sixth place for best undergraduate engineering programs, moving up from last year’s seventh place.

Tying with Harvard University and Drexel University, the University was also named the eighth-most innovative college in the nation, a new category introduced by U.S. News this year.

Administration officials such as college presidents and admissions deans were asked to nominate up to 10 universities in their U.S. News Best Colleges ranking category who they believed made the most innovative improvements in areas such as curriculum, campus life or technology.

 Selections for most innovative schools were chosen from the nominations of administration officials.

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