The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked 10th among public institutions. The undergraduate business program was tied for 14th overall. In 2011, the university ranked 13th among public institutions.
From the UW-Madison press release:
"These rankings are an important national tool used by students and their families when choosing an institution of higher education, and it's an honor for UW-Madison to be recognized among the nation's top universities," says Provost Paul M. DeLuca, Jr.
The strength of the university's undergraduate experience was recognized by its peers, who were asked to nominate institutions with strong programs in certain student academic service areas. UW-Madison was again among the top five most mentioned institutions when it comes to learning communities and undergraduate research/creative projects.
The rankings also noted UW-Madison's undergraduate academic reputation, which takes in to account perceptions from peers and high school guidance counselors. In this category, UW-Madison's score was 30th highest overall and 7th highest among public institutions.
Visit U.S. News & World Report for the full ranking list.