TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona's fiercest college rivalry continues with the release of U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of national universities.
The University of Arizona and Arizona State University-Tempe tied for the 117th spot in the widely-cited list released Monday.
The ranking is based on data provided by the schools, including average standardized tests scores of admitted students, the student-to-faculty ratio, graduation rates and more, refining it after each of its 35 editions, U.S. News and World Report said.
Both schools shared the spot with two others -- the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.
Not surprisingly, Ivy League schools take up many of the top spots, along with other prestigious universities like the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Chicago.
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff is tied with several schools near the 300th spot.
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