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Washington Monthly Again Names UC San Diego #1 College in Nation for Positive Impact

Christine Clark, UCSD News

For the third consecutive year, the University of California, San Diego has been recognized by the Washington Monthly as the nation’s top college in rankings that measure “what colleges are doing for the country.” The rankings, listed in the September 2012 issue, are based on research, social mobility and commitment to service.

“Public service is integral to our mission,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla.  “It is an honor to be recognized three years in a row as the number one university in the nation for our dedication to service, innovative research, and efforts to ensure accessibility and affordability for a diverse student body.”

According to the magazine, the rankings were modified this year to include the price of college because the cost of higher education has become so crucial.

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