The magazine said in Best Colleges 2014 that UCI "offers highly regarded graduate programs with specialty offerings at the
Paul Merage School of Business and the Henry Samueli School of
Engineering. This public institution, founded in 1965, offers several
activities on its 1,474 acre campus including numerous student
organizations and a thriving Greek life."
The magazine noted that while Soka "doesn’t offer a
religious curriculum and admits students without regard to religious
affiliation, the founding spirit is inspired by Buddhist principles of
peace, human rights and the sanctity of life. Half of the student body
is international, giving SUA a rich diversity."
The annual report provides students with rankings of colleges and universities that
award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The
rankings are available to the public online and the print edition will hit newsstands on
Ivy League universities Princeton, Harvard, Yale and Columbia took the top four positions in the national universities ranking.
In Los Angeles, a crosstown rivalry was highlighted when both UCLA and USC were tied at 23rd.