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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Some of North Carolina’s top universities slipped ever so slightly in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the country’s best national universities, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

According to the paper, Wake Forest, which had been ranked No. 25 for the past two years, dropped to No. 27, Duke University fell from No. 6 to No. 8, UNC Chapel Hill slipped one spot to No. 30 and N.C. State went from No. 101 to No. 106.

Harvard and Princeton were tied for No. 1 for the second year in a row.

Wake was ranked behind UCLA, the University of Southern California and the University of Virginia, all of which were tied at No. 24.

The survey uses a range of criteria to determine rankings, including freshman retention rate; acceptance rate; graduation rate and percentage of faculty who are full time.

Read more: Winston-Salem Journal