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Duke slides in 2020 US News and World Report rankings

The U.S. News & World Report 2020 college rankings.
The U.S. News & World Report 2020 college rankings.

Duke is tied with Johns Hopkins at 10th place in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, a fall from its position at No. 8 last year.

Last year, Duke climbed a spot in the U.S. News rankings to tie the University of Pennsylvania at eighth on the list. The University had remained at the 8th position since 2015 except for a blip in 2018, when Duke fell to ninth after being overtaken by Penn.

Princeton reigns for the ninth consecutive year atop the list, and Harvard continues to play second fiddle in its seventh straight year at the No. 2 position. Following the two Ivy League giants are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale and Columbia all tied for third.

Stanford, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University round out the top 10.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings—released Wednesday—ranked Duke 10th, a fall from its seventh place position last year and No. 5 position the year prior.

Duke also came in at 17th for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the U.S. News rankings, compared to its 10th place finish a year prior. Ranked No. 13 for in the Best Value category last year, the University climbed to 8th place. 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—which was tied for 30th in last year's rankings—jumped to 29th place, where it is tied with the University of Rochester, Tufts University, New York University and Georgia Institute of Technology. 

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