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UF takes a crack at cracking the top 10

The Legislature gave the University of Florida $15 million last year to try to push the state’s flagship onto the U.S. News list of the top 10 public universities. How does UF, which ranks 14th, go about cracking the top 10 for publics? The short answer is hiring more and better professors and attracting even better students. In September, UF President Bernie Machen showed trustees the results of a UF study of how it compares to the top 15 public universities on 29 benchmarks such as graduation rates or number of U.S. patents granted. See where UF ranks among the top 10 and where it falls short.

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