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USC, UCLA Tie For #24 In US News & World Report Rankings

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It's that time of the year: US News & World Report has released their much-anticipated (and often-criticized) rankings on colleges and universities.

Caltech took the last spot in the list of top ten universities. Rivals UCLA and USC tied for 24th place. UC Irvine was ranked #44, Pepperdine was at #54 and UC Riverside came in at #101.

Several liberal arts colleges made the list, particularly from the Claremont Consortium: Pomona was #4, Claremont #10, Harvey Mudd #12 and Scripps was #24. Occidental, which is known for President Barack Obama's brief attendance there, came in at #39. Pitzer came in at #43.

Several regional universities were recognized, too: Loyola Marymount (#3), Chapman (#6), Redlands (#11), California Lutheran (#14), Cal State Long Beach (#28) and Mount St. Mary's (#30).